However, its lively atmosphere is maintained due to tourist traffic encouraged by its central location on the left bank, between the Eiffel Tower and the Latin Quarter. It was Henri IV who gave this district its first role. He wanted to provide accommodations for wounded and disabled soldiers (les invalides in French). Louis XIV then had the current building constructed, which was then taken back by Napoleon after the Revolution. The various mansions in the district are occupied by large institutions and embassies.