A military hospital.
From the outset of the war, the army took charge of the organisation of the state of war of the town. It was necessary to make mobilisation more efficient, but also to assume the role of a stronghold for food supplies which was attributed to the city.
The first decisions were about the organisation of health services. In order to receive the wounded arriving from the front, the two military hospitals of the town were set in motion. One of them was the Saint-Laurent Hospital, once a religious hospital becoming a military hospital after the Revolution. At the end of the war, the army abandoned the Saint-Laurent hospital and transferred its health services to the old Dominican convent, rue de la Charité.