It is a building that dates from the first half of the seventeenth century. It is located “in low stony”, just behind the courthouse, of which it was a kind of annex for about fifty years. But previously, before having been a police court, then a pro-deo defense aid office, it served as housing for the needy, after the French revolution, and above all, previously an important commandery of knights of the order of St. Andrew.
The neighboring Vieux-Joncs tour, a landmark for walkers on the slopes of the Citadel, testifies to the importance of the Teutonic settlement in the principality. The state building board put this building up for sale almost two years ago for a starting price of almost a million. And he has just found a taker. The purchase was confirmed by the Ministry of Finance, without however specifying the amount of the transaction or the identity of the buyer. The future vocation of the commandery, which requires major renovation work, therefore remains, for the time being, undetermined.