Discover the home of a 15th century prince
A museum on a child's scale
The Jean Sans Peur tower is one of the best kept medieval secrets of Paris! Indeed, this ancient fortification tower built in Paris in the 15th century by Duke John I of Burgundy, is now converted into a child-sized museum. The visit of the tower Jean sans Peur is the occasion toa short and instructive dive into the world of the Middle Ages. The permanent collection and temporary exhibitions very lively present the history, the architecture and the life of the society at the time of John the Fearless.

the John the Fearless tower, ideal with children

The John the Fearless Tower: a small museum ideal with children

  • The "Family show tour"., guided tours of the tower preceded by a shadow theater show (with Carole Visconti, storyteller, actress and historian). One Sunday per month. Reservations required by email [email protected] or by phone 01 40 26 20 28
  • the course-games for 4-6 years old and for 7-12 years old which are offered at the reception desk and which allow a very playful visit of the Tower; there is a English version;
  • the little reading corner with its cushionson the first floor, where the children can wait for the older ones;
  • the minimum price of the entrance ticket 6? for adults, 3? for 7/18 year olds and free for children.
  • a short visit which allows very well understand the life in the Middle Ages;
  • availability of staff at the reception for chat with children after the visit;
  • The Fearless John Tower is open all year long from 1:30 to 6:00 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. The visit is done without prior reservation. Just go to the reception of the tower.


The exhibition of the moment: at the table!

  • Exhibition until January 3, 2021
  • "A table!" proposes to discover all the stages of a meal in the Middle Ages, from the setting up to the feast without forgetting the table excesses and the games.
  • The exhibition attempts to answer the following questions:
    • How was the table set in the Middle Ages?
    • Who sat where?
    • What did they eat? What ingredients were used?
    • What kind of dishes were used?
    • What were the manners?
    • etc ...


exhibition A Table at the jean sans peur museum

exosition at the table in the tower Jean Sans Peur

* A well-laid table: the nobility of metal tableware, Jean Beka, Chronique de Hollande, ca. 1460, Paris, BnF, ms Français 9002, folio 148 verso.

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medieval Paris like the Jean Sans peur tower

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Practical information

See schedule details
  • -Open from 1:30 pm to 6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday
  • - Closed on January 1st and December 25th

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