Jean-sans-Peur Tower


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The place

This fortified tower was build between 1409 and 1411 by Duke Jean Ier de Bourgogne, also known as Jean sans Peur. His was trying to protect himself from retaliation after having murdered Louis d'Orléans, the king's brother, in 1407.

Its spiral staircase's vault is ornamented with a stunning vegetal decoration. Nowadays, the tower is part of the yard of an elementary school.

More info
  • Opening hours - April to October : 1.30pm to 6pm from wednesday to sunday - November to March : same hours but also closed on thursdays and fridays
  • Jean sans Peur - Did you know he created, in 1406, the Order of the Hops, and contributed to set this ingredient as the main flavor or beer. He eventually was murdered in 1419 by the Armagnacs, who pledged allegiance to the d'Orleans family.
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