Paris: Le Marais District Jewish History Guided Walking Tour

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Discover the historic center of the Jewish community in Paris in the Le Marais district. Join a local guide and witness the rich legacy of Jewish culture in Paris.


  • Explore the historic district of Paris, Le Marais, on a guided walking tour
  • See the most significant Jewish monuments in the district of Le Marais
  • Learn about the rich Jewish cultural legacy in Paris from your expert guide
  • Admire the exterior of the Hector Guimard Synagogue, an Art Nouveau masterpiece
  • Stroll down the charming Rue des Rosiers, home to many Jewish bakeries and delis


Journey through the heart of Marais, Paris’s renowned Jewish district, on a guided walking tour. Discover the most significant landmarks related to Jewish history including the Documentation Center, the Mémorial de la Shoah, the Hector Guimard Synagogue, and Rue des Rosiers. Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of the BHV Department Store, just across from Hotel de Ville. Gain in-depth insight into the rich history of the Jewish community in Paris throughout the centuries. Learn about their initial settlements and discover why the Marais district became the hub of the Jewish community in the city. Visit the Holocaust Memorial (Mémorial de la Shoah), and pay respects to the millions of lives lost during World War II. Witness a moving exhibition of photographs, personal effects, and testimonies from Holocaust survivors, which sheds light on the daily lives of Parisian Jews and their experiences during the war. Next, stroll around Village Saint Paul, an area where Jews were hidden during the Nazi occupation. Discover the radical changes that the area has undergone in recent years, now a charming neighborhood with numerous art studios and cafés. Make your way to the Hector Guimard Synagogue, the largest synagogue in the area, and discover its rich architectural and cultural significance. Admire its exterior which is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture featuring intricate ironwork, vibrant stained glass, and flowing organic lines. Stroll down the Rue des Rosiers, a bustling street lined with Jewish bakeries, delis, and shops. Hear stories and insights into the vibrant Jewish culture that still thrives in this charming corner of Paris. Finish your tour of Marais outside the Museum of Jewish Art and History, where you can choose to visit at your leisure to learn more about the unique and fascinating artistic traditions of Jewish culture, and their role in French society and history.


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