The principal achievements of Louis XVI's reign.

At the base of the obelisk monument at Port-Vendres are
four bronze bas-reliefs, representing the principal achievements of Louis XVI's reign:

  1. Abolishment of serfdom,
  2. Freedom of commerce,
  3. Rebuilding of the Royal navy.
  4. Independence of the United States of America.
    This plaque depicts the King's ship, La Sensible, arriving in Falmouth, Massachusetts on April 13, 1778.

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Page posted 17 September 2006.