Discovery of Jewish history

and culture in Paris

Jewish Paris guided tour

  • Rue des Rosiers, bubbly heart of the Jewish community of the Marais quarter : an old hammam, Ashkenazi and Sephardic food stores, the Cafés des Psaumes and the unmissable fallafels
  • Synagogue Agoudas Hakehilos : historical monument named as well Synagogue Guimard, after the architect who designed it, it the most famous of the district
  • The Shoah Memorial and the Wall of the Righteous : a place dedicated to history and memory
  • The Rothschild, Camondo, Pereire : important families who left their print in the historical and cultural life of the city

The history of the Jewish community in Paris and the fulfilment of its culture are both rich and complex. From the Middle Ages onwards their presence is proven but they will be successively chased away and called back along the disturbance of History. Thanks to the French Revolution, Jews acquired citizenship. After that followed an influx, mostly of Eastern Europe Ashkenazi populations until the Second World War inflicted them a terrible ordeal. Let your local certified guide show you this neighborhood.

This guided tour is a stroll within the heart of the Jewish presence in the Marais that was once named the « Pletzl », little square in Yiddish. You will discover the Jewish culture, its rituals and traditions, its Sephardic and Ashkenazi influenced cuisine. Your steps will lead you to historical places too like Parvis des 260 enfants (site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv roundup), the Shoah Memorial, and the moving Wall of the Righteous.

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Tour 1: Classic Tour 2hrs

OPENING HOURS :

Daily from 9am to 7pm (except Saturday : Sabbath)
Closed January 1,

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