Jewish Marais Tour With Synagogue Visit And Lunch - Paris

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Place des Vosges, Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    17 Rue Geoffroy l'Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover in this heartfelt 3-hour small-group walking tour, the long history of the Jewish community in France and Paris' Marais district.
Your guide will tell you stories of the Holocaust survivors and their families, Rabbis, and Paris' own Jewish community while walking the quaint streets of one of the city's most beautiful neighborhoods. After sitting down for a history highlight reel inside a synagogue, enjoy a special service lunch (not included) at the famous L'As du Falafel Israeli restaurant, and finish the tour in front of the Shoah Memorial and Museum, free to visit after the end of the tour.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Begin your historic walk at 11:00 AM in what Napoleon called the jewel of Paris, Place des Vosges. Step through the ancient arcade into the garden of Hotel de Sully, where you will learn more about the importance of hotels (mansions) in Paris. (Hint: the wealthy don't live in them anymore).
Continue exploring the winding streets of the Marais as your guide explains how little the neighborhood's layout has changed since first being built. With plenty of light-hearted stops (such as catching a glimpse of a cross-dressing Napoleon statue by the Historical Library of Paris), you'll weave through many tiny streets in this classically Old Paris neighborhood. Your guide will share history and anecdotes, guiding you on a pleasantly-paced walk through important historical sites including the famous Agoudas hakehilos synagogue (created by Hector Guimard, who also designed the iconic Art Nouveau metro entrances).
Head to the Fleishman Synagogue with your guide, where you'll be welcomed by a member of the synagogue and invited inside. Have a seat inside as your guide gives you the history highlight reel of the Jewish Community in France. 

Turn onto the charmingly cobblestone rue des Rosiers, arguably the bustling center of this Jewish neighborhood. Soak in the atmosphere of the area, from Jewish paraphernalia shops to Jewish bakeries to Kosher restaurants...

Speaking of Kosher restaurants: enjoy a special lunch at L'As du Falafel (Lenny Kravitz favorite Falafel) as your guide secures no-wait reservations at this no-reservations landmark restaurant. Your meal is at an individual expense, so you may choose anything off the traditional Israeli menu, including the Falafel that made them famous, or shawarma.

After our 40-minute restaurant break, top off your meal with the last stroll to the Shoah Holocaust Museum and Memorial, where your guide will share the most moving stories of the Jewish experience during WWII before concluding the tour. Free entry to the Shoah Museum is available for those who wish to learn more on their own after the tour (a typical visit usually takes about 1 hour).

Inclusions

  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial De La Shoah

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (during lunch stop this is at individual expense)
  • Gratuities (never expected but always appreciated)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Dress code is modest
  • Kosher & Vegetarian options are available
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Nov-2019

    Emma was a great tour guide. We were supposed to a larger group but there were only 2 of us. She showed us the area, knew her history of the Jewish community and answered questions patiently. We enjoyed delicious lunch at a falafel restaurant. We continued the tour and ended at the Holocaust museum.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    Our guide, Emma, was knowledgeable and explained the history and the geography in interesting ways.
    We really enjoyed and learned a lot!

  • 27-Sep-2019

    This was a highlight of our trip to Paris. Karen is very knowledgeable about Jewish history and The Marais and goes above and beyond.

  • 18-Sep-2019

    Our guide , Karen, was incredible. She was knowledgeable and engaging. She gave us a thorough background for everything she spoke about. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    One of the best and most informative tours we have ever taken. Karen was outstanding. Great sense of humor and made the tour enjoyabl.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The tour was fabulous as was Karen our tour guide. It was very informative with a funny side so it definitely didn’t get boring. I highly recommend it.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    My wife and I had a fabulous tour with our tour guide, Karen. We were celebrating our 46th Anniversary on the tour date and Karen made it extra special. She taught us so much about French Jewish history and is known by all in area as she has been giving these tours for nine years. The Synagogue experience was special as it was Shavuot and Synagogue was in session. Lunch at a local restaurant consisted of bagels and lox, latkes and strudel.
    Linda and Roger

  • 29-Mar-2019

    This was more than just a tour of le Marais, our guide Emma led us through the history of Paris too. She was brilliant. We learned so much.

  • 31-Dec-2018

    We had an amazing tour of the Jewish Marais with our tour guide Karen. She was extremely knowledgable, funny and extremely engaging. I revommend this tour withKaren highly. You wont be disappointed. Thank you Karen for making our trip so special.

  • 25-Sep-2018

    Our tour guide(Steph) did a great job..very knowledgeable and very entertaining.i had a much better appreciation for the Marais after this tour. Well worth the price!

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