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Paris Jewish History 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Paris Jewish History 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

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Learn about the history of the Hebrew community in Paris, from centuries of persecution to the catastrophic WWII period, and to contemporary times. Visit sites such as Notre-Dame de Paris, the Pletzl area, the Art Nouveau synagogue on Rue Pavée, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Serbo-Croatian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Pletzl area, the historical center of the Hebrew community
  • See the Rue Pavée synagogue, a 100-year-old jewel of Art Nouveau architecture
  • Stop at the Goldenberg Deli to see its contemporary role
Full description
The history of the Hebrew community in Paris, and in fact throughout Europe, is rich and complex, and tragic on more than one occasion. From a time centuries ago when there was a Hebrew community in the Paris area before France even existed, through the Medieval period and the rise of anti-Semitism, you’ll take a historical journey through to the present day. On this 2-hour guided walk, your guide will tell you about the main events in the history of the Hebrew community in Paris. Some of the important points were the raids of the French kings, the Dreyfus affair, WWII Nazi occupation, and the Vichy government. You’ll learn about the medieval origins of various superstitions and prejudgments about the Hebrew community. The principal sites you’ll see on the tour include Notre-Dame Cathedral, the memorial to the victims of the Vichy regime, the Pletzl area in the traditional Jewish quarter, the Rue des Écouffes, the Goldenberg Deli, and the Art Nouveau synagogue in the Rue Pavée.
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  • Tour guide
  • Food and beverages

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of Notre Dame de Paris, at the Charlemagne statue (on horseback). Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag. During the reconstruction of Notre Dame, the meeting point is set in front of Shakespeare and Co bookstore, by the green water fountain.

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  • Tours operate rain or shine.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Exciting visit. We greatly appreciated our guide who did not hesitate to testify to his own experience and to share his emotions. We were able to realize the different events that the Jewish communities have gone through over the centuries. Very good organization. Ability to adapt to our pace. Thank you for making this visit possible. Thank you for passing on this story that we must not forget. Thank you for doing so with great humanity and humility. Goodbye !!! Fraternally. Florence and Stephane.

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February 22, 2022

Isadora was Wonderful! Intelligent, knowledgeable and So lovely!!

Isadora was very knowledgeable about Jewish history in the Marais district. We learned a lot and really enjoyed our tour. We do wish we could have seen more of the museums in the district. We all wholeheartedly recommend Isadora and are grateful for her knowledge, Passion and hard work she did to make this tour exceptional !!!

June 11, 2019

Great tour. Very educational but also entertaining. Not only did we learn about the Jews in France but in intertwined with The history of France. Saw many Jewish sites along with not mainstream Paris attractions.

February 21, 2020

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