Explore the history of the Jewish communities in Paris and France on a 4-hour walking tour of the 3rd and 4th arrondisements, and encounter Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews in the historic Marais, kosher shops, synagogues and much more.
What to Expect
Discover Paris through the story of its Jewish communities on a 4-hour walking tour of the 3rd and 4th arrondisements as they spread across the historic Marais district.
A guide will provide a detailed narrative of the French Jewish community as you visit a range of beautiful monuments related to their history. You will also see major sites concerning the Jews during World War II.
See where Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews live together in the Rue des Rosiers. Admire the oldest synagogue in Paris, and stroll the narrow streets of the Pletzl (Yiddish for “Little Place”). Go to the Shoah Memorial, where a permanent exhibition is arranged chronologically and thematically around 12 sequences depicting the history of the Jews in France during the Shoah.
Continue to the Museum of Jewish Art, home to three 17th and 18th-century models of Polish synagogues, a reconstruction of ancient Jerusalem, and artifacts of everyday life. With each step of your visit you will experience the wealth of more than 3,000 years of culture, still living in the bookshops, restaurants and prayer rooms.
- Pick-up and drop off from hotels and apartments in Paris
- English-speaking licensed guide
- Half-day walking tour of Paris
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
- Metro tickets
- Admission fees
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Please note: this tour is not available on Fridays and Saturdays or any Jewish festival
• Please note that this is a walking tour. No transportation is included. All transportation will be done either by metro or bus according to your choice. Please consult with your guide on the day
• Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended
• Tours are either in the morning from 09:30 or in the afternoon from 13:30