Flora Goldenberg in the Jewish Paris

Welcome to Jewish Paris tours,

My name is Flora Goldenberg,

I am a Parisian Tour Guide.

I specialize in the Jewish Walking tours of Paris and I offer the Original Jewish Walking Tours of my beautiful neighborhood where I live today : Le Marais. 

I am Licensed by the state. I studied Art & History at the Sorbonne University for 5 years.

I tour in Paris museums, monuments and beautiful quarters such as the Louvre, Versailles, musée d’Orsay, Montmartre …

I am born and raised in Paris, in le Marais, the Jewish Quarter of Paris has always been my Home :

I am the grand-daughter of Joseph Goldenberg, owner of a famous restaurant in le Marais. My family lived in Rue des Rosiers, in the Pletzl of Paris for more than a century. My mother is a professional tour guide as well, she is my inspiration. We share the same passion for Paris, Art, and History.

Continue reading below my list of my Jewish tours that I offer in Paris.


To contact me : send me an email or a whatsapp. I answer promptly.

Email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com

Whatsapp : +33616304735 – we can chat & video Zoom.

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My list of the classic Jewish tours & City Tours & some unique ideas for your stay in Paris


 – 1 – The Jewish Walking Tour in Le Marais Neighborhood of Paris 

Duration : 3 Hours – Languages : English  + Español + Deutsch עִברִית + French

We will explore the Jewish Quarter located in the heart of Paris, the “Pletzl”, which has been the center of Jewish life in Paris since the 13th century.

While walking in the paved narrow streets of Le Marais, you will learn about the history of the Jewish communities in Paris, for more than 2000 years. We will talk about the history of the Jews in the Middle ages, when they were persecuted and expelled from the country in 1394. We’ll talk about the time of the French Revolution, and the occupation of Paris during WWII, and you will have the chance to discover some hidden places that only a local can know about.

I organize visits inside the beautiful synagogues of the neighborhood with the help of my local Jewish community.

We will also discover the cute Jewish shops, the Kosher bakeries and Jewish bookstores…

The tour can include a visit of the Holocaust memorial of Paris, located at the end of the tour, in Le Marais.

After the tour, you can stay in Le Marais for lunch, and maybe try the famous Kosher Restaurants in the area or the trendy Jewish restaurants (but not Kosher)

*To join a group tour & share the price (free for children under 16) – click here

Customizing the private tour is possible :

*Short Tour : We can do the short version – 2 hours – with less walking.

*Long Tour : We can add the visit of the Place des Vosges or Nissim de Camondo museum

*Full day tour : We can do the Marais tour + Louvre tour in the evening with a lunch break together

*For Families with kids and teenagers : I can tour with a colorful booklet with fun games and questions to interact with children.

*Click here for more Jewish restaurants, more synagogues: I created my own map for the Jewish Quarter Paris

*Driver Services : You can ask for a driver for your airport pick-up, or to do a 4 hours city tour to see Paris highlights with me.

* Tours are available also in Hebrew, German, Spanish with my trained colleagues : Español + Deutsch עִברִית

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 Email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com or Whatsapp +33616304735


– 2 – Guided Tour in the Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial of Paris : 2 hours 

Duration : 2 Hours –  Languages : English  + Deutschעִברִית + Français 

The Shoah Memorial of Paris is located in Le Marais and was inaugurated in 1956.

The Memorial is the Symbol of the transmission of the Shoah memory in France. The inauguration of the new Wall of Names was a national and political event in France.  We use the Memorial to teach History lessons of the Shoah for all school groups coming from all corners of France.

I have the privilege to work part-time as an official guide in the Shoah memorial of Paris. I guide mostly for Students and children every week. Now, with my experience, I also animate workshops for Adults, special guests and donors of the Shoah Foundation.

During the visit, we will see the Wall of Names and many documents, objects and evidence of the Holocaust.

We will take our time to talk about the rise of antisemitism, the WWII, the concentration camps, the occupation of France, the systemic organized deportation of the Jews from France and of course, “The Final Solution”

*The entrance is free for everyone in both memorials, except, for groups of more than 9 people, a reservation fee is required !

Flora Goldenberg in the Shoah Memorial of Paris

The Holocaust Memorial of Drancy : 5 hours with transportation

Duration : 5 Hours (half day) – Languages : English  + Deutschעִברִית + Français 

I am trained by the Shoah Foundation to guide in the Shoah memorial of Drancy. I will show you the moving memory of the crimes committed against the Jews of France, assisted by the Occupied France.

Drancy internment camp was a stop, in north of Paris, to assemble French Jews and political opposition before their deportation to eastern camps of extermination.

This new Shoah Memorial is created in 2012 to provide more details of the persecution of Jews with many documents, letters and personal objects of the French Jewish prisoners.

To go to Drancy, we need transportation (a Cab, a Uber, a Personal Driver, the free Memorial Shuttle) as it is 40 minutes away from Paris.

It is possible to combine with the #1 Jewish walking tour in le Marais Paris and the Shoah Memorial of Paris, then go to Drancy, and back to Paris center, during a full day with me.

There is a free shuttle to Drancy (Sundays at 3 pm only) but, please ask me by email for the next departures so I can call the memorial to check for you. 

*In both Memorials, the tours are highly regulated. Both memorials allows only tours with an official tour guide of the Holocaust Memorial.

*The entrance is free for everyone in both memorials, but, for More than 9 people, a reservation fee is required !

 Email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com or Whatsapp +33616304735


– 3 – The Jewish Louvre tour

Duration : 2 Hours –  Languages : English

We will reveal the Jewish hidden gems inside the biggest museum of the World : The Louvre

This is a special tour about the History of the Kingdom of Israel, happening inside the Louvre : we will discover the Jewish paintings and artists, the Jewish influence on the Louvre and the Jewish Artifacts that we found in Israel and brought to Paris !

We will also see the classic masterpieces of the Louvre : the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo , the Winged Victory, the biggest painting … and all the highlights of the Louvre.

This is Painting of a Jewish Wedding in Morocco next to the Jewish Algerian Women small painting – Eugene Delacroix – 1841

Flora goldenberg in the Jewish Louvre Tour - Painting of a Jewish Wedding in Morocco nest to the Jewish Algerian Women small painting

We will discover many surprises : We will see the oldest ever mention of Israel, the fascinating story of the Crusader period, we will understand how and why the country was disputed by Syria and Egypt… We will see Jerusalem through the eyes of many painters…

Let me handle the booking and buying the tickets for you.

Skip the line with me, thanks to my license, to enjoy more time.

*It is best to combine the Jewish Louvre with the #1 Jewish Marais Tour in Paris as they are connected to each other. The Louvre is only 10 minutes (nice) walk from le Marais area.

*If you have kids, I can organize a fascinating Treasure Hunt inside the Louvre. They will learn how to navigate a museum and how to appreciate a piece of Art with me. I will do my best to inspire them and to transmit my passion for Art, History and for Museums in general!


– 4 – Shabbat in Paris

To enjoy Sabbath in the best conditions in Paris, I can help you with the preparations :

I will find and deliver to you a heating plaque for Shabbat. I help you pre-order kosher dinners, dishes, kosher breakfast & lunch.

I help find a synagogue according to your needs.

During the tours in Museum, we can avoid the metal detectors, and pre-pay for the tour.

It will be my pleasure to help you efficiently, respecting your needs, so feel free to ask me by email.

 Email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com or Whatsapp +33616304735


– 5 – My Special Tours

After 5 years of studies in Art and History at the Sorbonne University, and a decade of experience as a Private Guide in Paris, I would love to show more of my city than the Jewish Heritage, but also the beautiful Art museums, the amazing historical monuments and the Gourmet paradise that Paris city has to offer :

a) Jewish Treasure Hunt for Kids

Duration : 3 hours – in le Marais

This is a kid friendly Jewish Treasure Hunt about the Jewish Heritage of Paris in le Marais, designed to engage with children 6 to 12 :

We will discover the origins of Jews in France, their History in Europe, and precisely in Paris, following a fun story in the streets of Le Marais.

The treasure hunt is printed on a colorful booklet with a map.

The game brings the Jewish sights to life and make the tour more interesting and more interactive tp kids.

The content is suitable for both : Jewish and non-Jewish families who wish an introduction to the Jewish culture.

Enjoy a slow paced walk with your children, in the beautiful narrow streets of le Marais, discovering on their own, but with my help : the History of Paris, our common Jewish heritage, learning some surprising facts about Paris City, learn how to appreciate History and Art, while having breaks and little moments to slow down and ask questions then learn how to search for the answers by looking around us ! It is fun and colorful !

This tour follows the same itinerary as the Classic Jewish Tour of Le Marais number 1 – but adapted to kids from 6 to 12.

You will not miss out on anything from the #1 Jewish tour except for some content which is better adapted for kids.


b) Food tour + Chocolate 

Duration : 3 hours – Location : Jewish area called “Le Sentier”

Famous for its fabric & textile shops, “Le Sentier” jewish quarter is where the Sephardi Jews settled, as well as the main printing shops and newspapers started in the 19th century.

This is the perfect area, if you want to get a taste of the real Parisian life the way the locals live it.

This food tour will include different visits and tastings:

  1. One is a chocolate shop, where you’ll discover chocolate as an Art and an Experience.

Each chocolatier has his own creative style. The chocolate shop that we visit is unique ! Famous for its original creations, but also because it is a very rare place where the laboratory and the factory to make the chocolate are the same place where you’ll eat it ! I have developed the tour exclusively with the Artist chocolatier to show us how he makes his chocolate so please book with us in advance.

Discover how the old-fashioned artisan chocolatier used to work : You’ll learn how chocolate arrived in France, the story of the cocoa bean and it’s journey. 

2. As we stroll through the area, you’ll discover how the Parisians live and shop. We will learn how to understand the different hundred types of cheese produced in France and how to choose wine with each cheese, I will give my secrets to buy a good wine. 

See the beautiful outdoors markets, the trendy restaurants and crêperies, along with some old and historical places, by walking through the narrow and winding streets of this surprising chic area of Paris : LE SENTIER !


c) Car tour to see all the highlights of Paris

Duration : 4 hours – guide with a private driver + car

This is a driving tour around Paris to see all the monuments and get a feel of the city with a professional driver and a tour guide at your entire disposal.

We will see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, Montmartre, Place des Vosges, Les invalides, La concorde, Champs Elysée, Arc of Triumph and many more ! You can hop off and hop on with me, to take pictures or go inside a monument while the driver awaits for us outside.

We can customize the itinerary with your wishes. Me and the driver are very flexible.


d) Day round-trips from Paris to see the country

Configuration : a private Driver + Car + tour Guide

Discover the gorgeous French country side with me as your tour guide and a private driver :

We can go to Champagne Region with Tastings of Champagne in three famous Houses with a small visit of the Region. There is an old jewish neighborhood in Champagne region too.

We can go to Giverny and see Claude Monet’s House and the pretty flower gardens that he used to paint.

We can go to Versailles and visit the Palace of Versailles and the amazing gardens

Check here all my ideas for the round trip for a day – departure from Paris Hotel

We will go with Sam, a Professional and Safe driver : read about him here

Visit Normandy’s American Cemetery and the Landing beaches with Ivan

Visit Normandy American Cemetery

 Email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com or Whatsapp +33616304735


– 6 – Help with your plans by email

You don’t need to book a tour to ask me for help 🙂

You can contact me for quick questions, it is my pleasure to help you !

With my experience and my knowledge of Paris, and especially of the Jewish Quarter of Paris, I will always help you find the answers quickly via email & whatsapp.

If you need help planning your stay, help to check and find kosher and Glatt kosher restaurants, find you a safe and clean private transportation to go visit or even doven in Parisian synagogues and get transfers from Paris airport.

I will be glad to answer you efficiently.

I can help you select and book Hotels & find Kosher Dinners in nice and safe areas in Paris.

Tour Guide Paris - Flora Goldenberg - 2019

See you soon !

Email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com or Whatsapp +33616304735


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    My Reviews from Google and Facebook below :

    Paris Tour Guide
    Paris Tour Guide
    Flora is very understanding in case of a cancellation. She refunded the money very fast with a very polite note. Actually, she is very flexible, working with Flora is always easy, she is a very good communicator and answers her emails fast, she is punctual, her tours are very well designed, our clients love her, her quality and professionalism are outstanding, thank you Flora and good luck and good patience during this year 🙂
    Souheil Ben Slimane
    Souheil Ben Slimane
    Flora Goldenberg answered her email very fast with a lot of professionalism. She specialized in the Jewish walking tour of Paris. She has deep knowledge of her subject and she showed a lot of passion in her grouped tour . It was also amazing to meet people on the tour . Thank you again Flora
    Eliav Maayan
    Eliav Maayan
    Flora answered all our questions very quickly by email. She booked us for the small group tour of le Marais. We shared the experience with 2 other visitors and it felt like a private tour with a real Jewish French guide. We learned a lot about the jewish life in Paris and the jews of France in general. Le Marais has a lot of charm and Flora made it more alive ! thank you again for taking good care of us 😉 It was the highlights of our stay!
    Allison Kobasky
    Allison Kobasky
    I am the owner of a luxury travel agency and it’s one of my greatest missions to find the absolute best tour guides in each city. I feel SO lucky to have discovered Flora - what a gem. From the very first email, I knew Flora would be the perfect fit: she is prompt with her replies, creative in the construction of tours, speaks flawless English and her prices are fair. I love that she is such an accomplished, certified guide as she brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and precise accuracy that cannot be replicated by most guides. Above all, Flora’s people skills are beyond measure. She goes above and beyond to make sure tours and client experience are both flawless and for that, we are especially grateful. If you are looking for a Parisian guide to show you the sites - with a Jewish focus or without - Flora really is the perfect fit. You will not be disappointed!
    Sharon Fox
    Sharon Fox
    Flora planned the perfect trip for us. We were able to see all of the sights we wanted as this was our first trip to France. Iuliana and Ben were great guides and were very entertaining. We highly recommend Flora.
    Todd Simon
    Todd Simon
    The best tour guide in Paris!
    Nina Bernstein
    Nina Bernstein
    I connected with Flora online and knew I wanted her to be our tour guide for me, my daughter, and my 10 year old twin granddaughters. The timing did not work out for us but she connected me with her colleague Ben. We LOVED Ben and were so grateful for him to have been the one (other than Flora) to be our guide. He connected with my family as if we were the only ones in the world he had to devote time to, (and there were 4 other people on our tour.) He presented a LOT of history in a very understandable fashion for the girls, and was always aware that anything he said needed to be absorbed by young people. We then had the pleasure of having Ben join us for lunch and that was amazing. Thanks Ben for a great morning in the Marais!!
    Bill Lucas
    Bill Lucas
    Flora did a GREAT job showing us (two grandparents with a 13 year old granddaughter) the Marais and explaining both its history and that of French Jewry. She has a wonderful demeanor and was a pleasure to be with. Her knowledge was great and easily communicated. And importantly, she paced the tour on a hot day to make it enjoyable. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get a feel and experience of the area and its history.
    Peter Staaf
    Peter Staaf
    Flora was not available but recommended Cynthia who we toured with for 3 days: Marais, Lourve and Versailles. Our group of six had an amazing experience, Cinthia's knowledge of French history and art was encyclopedic! Flora arranged everything for your tours, made suggestions that were spot on and handled a small glitch with ease. We are not Jewish but the Shoah Memorial brought my family to tears. Thank you Flora!
    Marshall Brill
    Marshall Brill
    Livia was an outstanding guide. We took a Jewish tour of the Paris Marais and the information she provided was extremely thorough and we felt that we learned more in 2 hours than the previous 6 trips we have taken to Paris over the past 5 years.
    Allison Kobasky
    Allison Kobasky
    I am the owner of a luxury travel agency and it’s one of my greatest missions to find the absolute best tour guides in each city. I feel SO lucky to have discovered Flora - what a gem. From the very first email, I knew Flora would be the perfect fit: she is prompt with her replies, creative in the construction of tours, speaks flawless English and her prices are fair. I love that she is such an accomplished, certified guide as she brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and precise accuracy that cannot be replicated by most guides. Above all, Flora’s people skills are beyond measure. She goes above and beyond to make sure tours and client experience are both flawless and for that, we are especially grateful. If you are looking for a Parisian guide to show you the sites - with a Jewish focus or without - Flora really is the perfect fit. You will not be disappointed!
    gloria nadler
    gloria nadler
    This was the best tour we have ever had. Flora was extremely knowledgable and could answer any question we had. If you want an amazing touring experience in Paris go with Flora, she is fabulous!
    Ahmed Ben Slimane
    Ahmed Ben Slimane
    Flora is a very nice person to meet. She is Clearly the type of guide we wanted for our family. The tour is very informative and Insightful. Nothing but great first hand stories and deep knowledge of the culture. Flora knows a lot about Paris and we discovered with my family new secret places during our guided tour in le Marais Paris. Thanks Flora for your tour and your emails and recommendations.
    Saul Ben Ayoun
    Saul Ben Ayoun
    This tour is one of the best Jewish tours I ever had. I always travel and experience a walking tour about Jewish heritage and this one was great ! So Thank you again Flora ! It was really well designed. As a historian I must say that You mastered your subject very very well. When I booked through email you answered me very quickly . Then we met and I had learned a lot . I am going to write about it in my blog as I told you after the tour. See you soon
    Saul Ben Ayoun
    Saul Ben Ayoun
    This tour is one of the best Jewish tours I ever had. I always travel and experience a walking tour about Jewish heritage and this one was great ! So Thank you again Flora ! It was really well designed. As a historian I must say that You mastered your subject very very well. When I booked through email you answered me very quickly . Then we met and I had learned a lot . I am going to write about it in my blog as I told you after the tour. See you soon
    Howie Paskowitz
    Howie Paskowitz
    Flora is extremely knowledgeable about Jewish Paris and Paris in general and helped us plan our entire trip. She had some nice surprises for the kids. She was so flexible and easy to reach in advance. I highly recommend Flora!
    Alice Delahaye
    Alice Delahaye
    Great tour even for non Jewish! I warmly recommend!!! Thank you again for this amazing experience!
    Nina Bernstein
    Nina Bernstein
    I connected with Flora online and knew I wanted her to be our tour guide for me, my daughter, and my 10 year old twin granddaughters. The timing did not work out for us but she connected me with her colleague Ben. We LOVED Ben and were so grateful for him to have been the one (other than Flora) to be our guide. He connected with my family as if we were the only ones in the world he had to devote time to, (and there were 4 other people on our tour.) He presented a LOT of history in a very understandable fashion for the girls, and was always aware that anything he said needed to be absorbed by young people. We then had the pleasure of having Ben join us for lunch and that was amazing. Thanks Ben for a great morning in the Marais!!


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