The Cordeliers Monastery
From the once vast Franciscan monastery, only the refectory remains. In 1790, the monastery was nationalized and the monks were forced to leave. Everyone who was in need of a place to gather seemed to vie for this location. The members of a radical club held their meetings here and earned the name: “the Cordeliers.” On May 17, 1791, the club was expelled. In 1792, the chapel was transformed into a hospital for those injured during the storming of the Tuileries (August 10, 1792). In 1795, the majority of the monastery was removed to make room for the Medical School.