Tour Jean sans Peur

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Tour Jean sans Peur information

Location
Paris , France
Address
20 rue Étienne Marcel, 2e
Getting there
Metro: Étienne Marcel
More information
www.tourjeansanspeur.com
Prices
adult/7-18yr €5/3
Opening hours
1.30-6pm Wed-Sun Apr-early Nov, 1.30-6pm Wed, Sat & Sun early Nov-Mar
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This 29m-high Gothic tower was built during the Hundred Years' War by the Duke of Bourgogne so that he could take refuge from his enemies – such as the supporters of the Duke of Orléans, whom he had assassinated. Part of a splendid mansion in the early 15th century, it is one of the few examples of feudal military architecture extant in Paris. Climb 140 steps up the spiral staircase to the top turret (no views).