Under the reign of Louis XIV as the Hotel des Invalides was built between 1671 and 1676. Once completed, it will host more than 6,000 war invalids.
The equestrian statue of Louis XIV is at the center of the facade. The entrance to the church in St. Louis which are exposed many old guns is by one of the pavilions of the central courtyard.
It is also at the Hotel des Invalides is that the Army Museum, consisting of one of the largest collections of military objects in the world. The collection ranges from prehistoric weapons to weapons of the twentieth century through the medieval weapons, weapons of the former regime and those of revolution and empire.
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