Discover the history of Jewish Paris. Tour the marias with a professional guide. 4 hour private walking tour.
Today, the Marais has become one of the trendiest districts in Paris, home to artists, writers and the urbane. While the residential community of Jews has decreased, the streets are still bustling with Jewish shops and restaurants. During your tour, you will visit:
-Rue de Rosier
The famous Rue de Rosier is the crown jewel, filled by people going to its numerous synagogues, Jewish bookshops, schools and falafel stands. Although designer clothes stores now compete for rental space with Jewish commerce, and old favorites such as Jo Goldenbergs Delicateseen have now closed, the rue du Rosier has still retained an authentic Jewish charm that has made it a hangout for the local community and a top choice on the list of Jewish heritage streets in Paris.
-Museum of Jewish Art and History
A must see for anyone with even a passing interest in Jewish Art or History. Located in a townhouse completed in 1650 for the Comte d’Avaux, Cardinal Mazarin’s superintendent of Finances, by the mid 19th century this residence had been completely transformed into a crowded tenement building and had taken on an important Jewish significance as a former place of refuge for Eastern European Jews. Today, after $40 million renovation, it is now a spectacular display case of paintings, textiles, ritual objects, historical documents and sculpture that provides the visitor with a vivid illustration of the Jewish experience in France.
Since the cornerstone of this memorial was laid in 1953, the act of paying tribute to the millions of Jewish lives lost in the Shoah has caused this building to grow in scope almost annually. This is one of the most important memorial of the Shoah in France, and includes mulitimedia presentations, a wall for 2,700 rightetous gentiles, and of course, various touching memorials for the 76,000 Jews deported from France.
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