Jewish Marais tour with Synagogue visit and Lunch
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 facade of the famous rue Pavee 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. It's 2,000 years of history, but in about 30 minutes, you'll hear the most important parts of our easy-to-understand style.
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).
- Local taxes
- Local guide
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Entry/Admission - Memorial De La Shoah
- Food and drinks (during lunch stop this is at individual expense)
- Gratuities (never expected but always appreciated)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at 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 it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
This was a highlight of our trip to Paris. Karen is very knowledgeable about Jewish history and The Marais and goes above and beyond.
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.
One of the best and most informative tours we have ever taken. Karen was outstanding. Great sense of humor and made the tour enjoyabl.
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.
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
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.
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.
Stephanie, Thank you so much for a wonderful, amazing tour!! You were so full of information and love of life and what you do it was just a joy. We learned so much and really developed a new sense of appreciation of the beautiful Marais district. The synagogue visit was fascinating and thanks for getting us into the very delicious felafel restaurant!! Thanks also for taking us to the kosher bakery and for taking the time to order for us in your perfect French. In the bakery we got a meringue as large as a basketball! Stephanie is terrific and this tour is not to be missed. We stayed in the Marais district for four nights so having this tour was even more special. This tour made our trip extra-special!!