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La Tour Jean Sans Peur

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Address: 20 rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris, France
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A Chunk of Very Old Paris

There's not much left of the very old city, but this tower qualifies. It features a good museum on the history of the tower and Jean the Fearless, as well as exhibits of life in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Thomas V
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Oakland, California

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

There's not much left of the very old city, but this tower qualifies. It features a good museum on the history of the tower and Jean the Fearless, as well as exhibits of life in the Middle Ages. There is usually a temporary exhibit also on the theme of the Middle Ages. Good off-the-beaten-path activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Remy showed us through each floor and room and told us all the stories if who and what went on in this gorgeous place. The clothing on the mannequins put together by Sally Ruddock are exquisite and very much compliment the stories by Remy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

It is not on Paris Card and it isn't always open but what a great remnant of medieval Paris! The information panels are a wonderful synthesis of the history associated with the Duke of Burgundy (whose home the tower was part of) and the events leading up to Joan of Arc

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Not much is left of medieval Paris but the Association which rubs this tower does really well usually a good exhibition and friendly staff

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

You learn a lot about life in the Middle Ages at the same time you visit this tower; right in the middle of the city with few visitors and a wonderful staircase.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Found a reference to this on a web site about medieval sites in Paris, and had to go. So glad we did! Excellent exhibits on each floor describing the structure in particular and the important slice of French history it featured in. Easy to get to, a block or two from Etienne Marcel metro stop. .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

The tower is hidden among the buildings and is not that easy to find. We haven't entered it, since it was closed at the time, but the exterior is very interesting and is worth the picture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

The tower is one of the few survivors of Paris's medieval secular architecture that has survived Baron Haussmann's grandiose scheme. Nicely restored, it invokes a time when family feuds had severe consequences. The small museum at the top is worth the climb. When I visited there was an interesting and fun exhibit in the basement about amour in the middle... More 

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Chatou, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

You visit 3 things going to this place: 1/ The tower itself, its history, Jean sans Peur history (clash between France and England), how they lived in the 15th century with a few costumes and furnitures. Mostly texts. 2/ There is an exhibition on one medieval theme per year. This year, it was love in medevial time, the relationship between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

John the Fearless (French: Jean sans Peur,also John II, Duke of Burgundy, known as John of Valois and John of Burgundy (28 May 1371 – 10 September 1419), was Duke of Burgundy from 1404 to 1419. For a period he was regent for his mentally ill first cousin Charles VI of France and a member of the Valois Dynasty. The... More 

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The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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