Monsieur Jean is a middle-aged villager who is friendly to Belle. Because of theĀ Enchantress'Ā curse on theĀ Beast'sĀ castle, Jean's memories of Beast and his servants, along with the memories of the rest ofĀ the villagerswas erased, making him forget his wife and son. He lives alone in theĀ village as a potter.

Jean is first seen in the village askingĀ BelleĀ about where she's headed, and responds that the book she has read sounds boring after she tells him what it's about.

Jean is then later seen in theĀ tavern whenĀ LeFouĀ is trying to cheer upĀ Gaston after Belle rejected his proposal. He witnessesĀ Maurice's claims about Beast, and like the rest of the town, believes him to be crazy.

Jean is one of the villagers who participates in the attack on Beast's castle. It is there, after the curse is lifted, that his memory is restored and he is reunited with his wife and son.