“Today, on our list of Paris exploration is the Hôtel National des Invalides,” said Scorch looking at her diary.
“So, it’s a hotel?” said Felix.
“No, I heard someone say that it’s a hospital for the physically-challenged and badly-wounded war veterans,” answered Orak.
“However, you could call it a ‘healing’ hotel, right?” said Verum.
“Until 1670, homeless and wounded veterans who had fought wars for France had nowhere to go. So, King Louis XIV started building the Hôtel Royal des Invalides for his soldiers in 1671 and completed it by 1676.
Here, you’ll also find the Musée de l’Armée or the Army Museum, housing the nation’s biggest collection on the history of the French Army,” added Scorch.
“Such a kind king!” thought Felix.