« HOTEL DE LA SALLE » IN REIMS.
It is a private renaissance hotel built in 1545 for Master Henri Choilly, a wealthy cloth merchant in Rheims. This hotel was bought by the de la Salle family in 1609 and Jean -Baptiste was born there on April 30th 1651. At that time it was called « Hotel of the bell » where Jean- Baptiste had a happy childhood, before he moved to some other place. In the middle of the XXth century the hotel took the name of « Hotel de la Salle » when it was bought by the lasalliens Brohers. Nowadays thousands of people come from all over the world every year to visit the place.