my name is Flora Goldenberg,
I am a Tour Guide specialized in the Jewish Walking Tours in Paris.
I am Licensed by the state, after studying History and Art at the Sorbonne University for 5 years, that’s why I tour in all museums and monuments of my city like the Louvre, Versailles, Orsay.
I am born and raised in Paris, in le Marais. The Jewish neighborhood of Paris is my Home: I am the granddaughter of Joe Goldenberg, owner of a famous restaurant in le Marais : Rue des Rosiers ( Pletzl). My mother is a tour guide in Paris as well, she inspired me in my Jewish tours. We designed together the Original Jewish Walking Tour of our beautiful neighborhood.
Here is the list of my tours & some ideas for your stay :
– 1 – The Jewish Walking Tour in Le Marais Neighborhood Paris
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 neighbourhood with the help of the local community.
We discover the Jewish shops, the Kosher bakeries and Jewish bookstores…
The tour includes a quick visit of the Holocaust memorial located at the end of the tour, in Le Marais.
*For private customized tours : We can do the short version without Notre Dame, or without the Memorial.
*For private customized tours : We can do a longer version with Place des Vosges, or even inside the Louvre quick tour .
After the tour, you can stay in Le Marais for lunch, and maybe try the famous Kosher Restaurants in the area or trendy Jewish restaurants ( but not Kosher)
*For Families with Kids and Teenagers in Paris : I prepared a booklet with games, questions to interact with children.
* You can ask for a driver for your airport pick-up or a city tour
* Tours are available also in Hebrew, German, Spanish with my trained colleagues
– 2 – Visit the Holocaust Memorial of Paris & Drancy
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 memory and lessons of the Shoah.
I am an official guide in the shoah memorials of Paris and Drancy. I guide the Shoah Tour weekly for Students, Adults, visitors Group.
We will talk about the occupation of France, and the deportation of the Jews from France.
*I can include the #1 Jewish walking tour in le Marais Paris, at the end of the Memorial tour ( +2h tour )
*Drancy Memorial is possible to be included with a free shuttle (Sundays at 3 pm only) or with a professional driver anyday ( + 5h tour)
*In both Memorials, note that the tours are highly regulated. The memorials allow only tour with an official tour guide of the Holocaust Memorial.
*The entrance is free for everyone in both memorials. 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 check for you.
– 3 – Visit the Museum of Jewish art and history
Duration : 2 Hours – Languages : English
The Museum of Jewish art and history is located in one of the most beautiful 17th century Private Mansion.
We will visit the Museum following the traces and the evolution of the French Jewish communities, in Europe and North Africa, which helped to make French Judaism what it is today.
We will discover beautiful art collections and learn about the Jewish Heritage from the middle ages to the 20th century.
*Possible to combine with the #1 Jewish Tour in Paris
For the first time in France, the Museum is devoting an exhibition to Helena Rubinstein, from Wednesday 20 March 2019 until Sunday 25 August 2019, the mayor was there on the first day.
– 4 – The 18th-Century Jewish Life in Paris
We will visit the Nissim de Camondo Museum ( 18th Century collections) and we will walk in Le Marais of the 19th Century Architecture
Duration : 2 Hours – Languages : English + Family Friendly Tour
This is a walking tour, outside in le Marais, and then inside the museum of Nissim de Camondo. The tour focus on the beautiful area of le Marais, the Art, the Donations made to French Museums, with the Camondos family as a primary subject.
The Camondos, a family of rich Jewish bankers of the 19th century, where Moses de Camondo was an art collector and gathered a splendid collection of 18th century artifacts in his luxury private mansion, which became the museum.
The family sadly disappeared after the occupation of Paris, they were deported to Auschwitz.
Discover the testimony of a Jewish family, powerful and influential Jewish French, involved in political french life and in the art domains in France :
Learn how French Jews were assimilated in the french culture before the war, as a contributing society in all levels of culture, art, democracy
We can combine this tour with the #1 Tour (the Jewish Walking tour about jewish History and Culture in Paris) then take a cab from the Jewish Area to the Nissim de Camondo Museum, the ride is only 16 minutes by taxi.
The tour is very family-friendly with stories about the jewish roots in France.
– 5 – Shabbat in Paris
During a Shabbat, visitors often need assistance to enjoy shabbat in the best conditions in Paris.
That’s why, I can help you make your preparations : get a heating plaque for Shabbat, help you with pre-ordering kosher dinner, dishes, kosher breakfast & lunch … with deliveries to your hotel.
It will be my pleasure to help you efficiently, respecting your needs, so feel free to ask me by email.
– 6 – My Special Tours
After 5 years of studies in Art and History at the Sorbonne University, and 6 years of experience as a Private Guide in Paris, I love to guide in the beautiful museums that Paris has to offer : Louvre Jewish Influence Tour*, Opera House, Medicine History tour in Paris* , Versailles Palace and Gardens, the Orsay Museum about Art and Famous paintings …
*New exclusive tours that I designed myself, to request the full description, please contact me by email if interested
I also designed walking tours in : Latin Quarter, St Germain, Montmartre, Gourmet, Food Markets …
I can also organize great day trips from Paris to Giverny, Loire Valley, Normandy landing beaches, Burgundy, Champagne region, (Alsaces : available only in 2020)
My tours are designed for families who need a comfortable day trip from Paris to discover the gorgeous French country.
For couples, if you need a Romantic trip, please request it by email and I will be happy to suggest some options to surprise your partner !
– 7 – I can help with some answers about Paris
With my experience and my knowledge of the jewish Quarter of Paris, I will always help you with answers by email and by whatsapp. If you need help planning your stay, help to check and find kosher and glatt kosher restaurants, find you a good private transportation to go visit and doven in Parisian synagogues…
I will be glad to answer you efficiently.
I will try to give you my best accurate answer as soon as I can !
Contact me here
Jewish Walking Tours Marais Paris – Flora Goldenberg – Licensed Tour Guide in Paris
Please use the form or the email & I will reply as soon as possible
Expect a little delay on Shabbat