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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
27 Apr 2017
“Interesting historical relic”
3 Nov 2016
“A Chunk of Very Old Paris”
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20 rue Etienne Marcel, 75002 Paris, France
Opéra / Bourse
+33 1 40 26 20 28
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Open 1.30-3.00pm only. This tower is all that remains of a larger building. A stone staircase goes up several floors, plus 2 below ground. Simple place but of historical interest. Entry fee is only €5. Best suited to thise with time to spare in Paris...More

Thank leni_away
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...More

Thank Thomas V
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.

Thank Colin C
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...More

Thank CH R
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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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.

Thank AlejandraSdeM
Reviewed 24 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...More

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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.

Thank Andre A
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank Bob H
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...More

4  Thank hibahunt
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Opera / Bourse
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
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