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

the John the Fearless tower, ideal with children

The Fearless John Tower: an ideal small museum 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 a month. Reservation essential 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 offered at the reception and which allow a visit very playful of the Tower; there exists a English version;
  • the little reading corner with its cushionson the ground floor, where children can wait for the nicest ones;
  • the minimum price of the entrance ticket : 6 € for adults, 3 € for 7/18 years and free for the youngest.
  • a short visit which allows very well understand life in the Middle Ages;
  • staff availability at the reception for chat with children after the visit;
  • The Fearless John Tower is open all year round from 1.30 pm to 6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. The visit is done without prior reservation. All you have to do is go to the tower's reception desk.


The show of the moment: let's eat!

  • Exhibition until January 3, 2021
  • "A table !" offers to discover all the stages of a meal in the Middle Ages, from the setting up to the feast without forgetting the excesses of table and games.
  • The exhibition attempts to answer the following questions:
    • How was the table laid in the Middle Ages?
    • Who sat where?
    • What were we eating? What ingredients were used?
    • What were the dishes 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* Une table bien dressée: noblesse de la vaisselle métallique, Jean Beka, Chronique de Hollande, vers 1460, Paris, BnF, ms Français 9002, folio 148 verso.

In the neighborhood, around the Jean Sans Peur tower:

medieval Paris like the Jean Sans peur tower

Medieval Paris

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Practical information

View schedule details
  • -Open from 1:30pm to 6pm from Wednesday to Sunday
  • - Closed January 1 and December 25

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