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Interesting historical relic

Open 1.30-3.00pm only. This tower is all that remains of a larger building. A stone staircase goes... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
leni_away
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Paris, France
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... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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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 to, a block or two from Etienne Marcel metro stop. .

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Janet O
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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.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Andre A
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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 there was an interesting and fun exhibit in the basement about amour in the middle ages.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Bob H
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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 2 people, how it was lived and percieved)
3/ A small exhibit on another monument of Paris.

The overall takes 2 hours for 5€, I really learned a lot. All texts are in French but don't worry, there is booklets given to the foreigners where everything is translated (at least in English)!!

Careful, no elevator. The tower is 5 or 6 storeys high. There is a very helpful ramp to help you on your way up.
Also, you can leave your extra luggage to the lady at the front door.

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank hibahunt
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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 modest tour is the only remainings of his glorious past. It is well worth the visit as the tour hosts various exhibitions on medieval period. Small but well presented.

Date of experience: February 2013
3  Thank gordanap753
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