Tour Jean-sans-Peur

20 rue Étienne Marcel - 75002 Paris

Châtelet - Les Halles - 2e Arrondissement

What's on?

May 8 to December 29, 2019: exhibition "Crimes and Justice in the Middle Ages"


This illustrious building, classed an Historical Monument since 1884, but never opened to the public, finally unveils its secrets, and in particular: its spiral staircase, almost certainly inspired from the grand staircase of Charles V's Louvre, the staircase's magnificent vault with its plant decoration (oak, hop and hawthorn), unique in France, the room known as the " bedchamber of Jean sans Peur ", supposed refuge in case of trouble… The museographical visit places the tower in the context of its time (daily life in a ducal residence, a glimpse at mediaeval construction etc). In evoking existing medieval buildings in the Capital, a visit of civil and military medieval Paris is roughly outlined.

Architectural style

  • Gothique


  • Architecture
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Histoire
  • Iconographie
  • Maquettes
  • Salles de réception


Small accessible garden with the circuit presenting medieval Paris

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Bookshop
  • Cloakroom

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Korean

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price €5
Reduced price €3.50 (students, teachers, job seekers, 7-18 years old, disabled and their escorts, friends of the Louvre, friends of the Musée de Cluny)

Guided tour

€10 - Saturday and Sunday at 3pm - Minimum of 5 people.

Group tour

Booking - 10 to 25 people - a guide guide from the tower (price per person)= €8 (tour and or exhibition) or €14 (visit of the district) + €6 (extra charge for classic appetizer) or + €10 (extra charge for Neo-medieval appetizer) an external guide (price per person) = €4

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday

Opening times

1.30pm - 6pm from Wednesday to Sunday

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November

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Tour Jean-sans-Peur

20 rue Étienne Marcel
75002 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 26 20 28

  • Subway - Étienne Marcel
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 29

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Accessibility information

- Physical disability / visual impairment: Stairs with handrail.
- Intellectual disability: trained staff, clear signage.

Monument in the same district: Châtelet - Les Halles

Monument in the same arrondissement: 2nd arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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