Jewish Tours of Paris by Goldenberg Flora
I designed new trendy tours in Jewish Quarters of Paris to understand full the presence of Jews in France, but also to get a taste of the food and the vibrant life of Paris.
More than my classic Number#1 Tour of Le Marais, I suggest that you discover the Jewish Louvre, Le Sentier, Belleville …
I designed the Belleville Jewish Tour to show you a small eclectic area with small synagogues but the biggest jewish community in Paris center !
I also designed the Medicine Tour of Paris, to discover the beautiful area of Saint Germain and learn about the Evolution of Medicine in Paris and how it impacted the Medicine in the Modern Western World.
Please consult with me by email to help you choose the right tour for you.
I will help you choose depending on your interests and needs !
I can also suggest for you Tour Packages with a good combination of these tours !
1 | Jewish Walking Tour in le Marais Paris
Duration : 3 Hours to 4 hours
Languages : English or Hebrew
The tour is about the history and the life of the Jews in France since the Romans and during the middle ages.
We will explore Le Marais, the Jewish area, which is a beautiful old part of the city.
We will visit a synagogue, see commemorative plaques for WWII, talk about the occupation of Paris, while discovering the cute narrow streets of le Marais, it’s lively cafés and bakeries, it’s schools and parks.
On the way you’ll also see some private mansions built in the 17th century.
The tour can include the holocaust memorial (free entrance) which is also situated in the Marais.
Small grouped tour:
join a Group of 9 people maximum.
The minimum for a tour in a small group is 5 people, and it will be confirmed only if there are 5 people interested in the same date.
Possible in Private tours :
2 hours : Without the Holocaust memorial
3 hours : With the holocaust memorial
Treasure Hunt for Kids
I designed a colorful booklet to engage with children
2 | Jewish Louvre Tour
Duration : 3 Hours to 4 hours
Languages : English + Hebrew
The tour is about the history of Israel in the Louvre and the Jewish society in France and their contribution to Art, including of course the Highlights of the Louvre :
We will visit the Louvre from a new angle : Israel’s kingdom and the contribution of the Jewish community to the Richest Museum of the World.
I will explain the history of Israel, thank to the artifacts found in Jordan, Egypt and today’s Israel.
Of course, we will not miss out the Most popular and beautiful Art pieces displayed on the Louvre : Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Napoleon’s Wing …
and many many beautiful collections on the way !
You will discover the oldest ever mention of Israel, the fascinating story of the Crusader period, how and why the country was disputed by Syria and Egypt.
We will see Jerusalem through the eyes of many painters, in the Louvre and many surprises will wait for you during this visit.
Possible in Private tour :
Possible with a Treasure Hunt for Kids
My treasure hunt of the Louvre is a classic Louvre guided tour of 3 hours made for families with children with an interactive booklet
Possible combinations of the Jewish Louvre
As the Jewish Walking tour is not far away from the Louvre, you can combine the 2 tours in Le Marais :
The #1 Jewish Walking Tour
+ a tour inside the Louvre about the Kingdom of Israel, the History of Judaism, the famous art collections and donations, the Jewish artists and of course the Jewish life in Paris
+ conversation about the Nowadays situation of Jews in France …
and many more.
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3 | Jewish Belleville Tour
Duration : 3 Hours
Languages : English + Hebrew
Experience a unique and eclectic area of Paris, Belleville !
If you’re looking for a new jewish neighborhood in Paris to explore, Belleville is a great option.
Belleville is an old village , where Parisians liked to escape for the weekend, and it became a part of Paris in the 1860’s.
Built on a hill (one of the highest in Paris ater Montmartre) , you can feel in Belleville the strong artistic and working class background.
As a place of immigration, where artists settled along with the artisans, a large part of the Jewish population from North Africa arrived in the 1960’s, from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco…
During the tour, you’ll explore a local and buzzling part of Paris, with its hidden Synagogue, Jewish cafes, restaurants and bakeries (tastings along the way) Learn about some great figures of the Jewish community, members of the Jewish resistance during the war, or artists.
Today, home to foreigners, expats and artists, Belleville is a neighborhood full of charm, and Street Art. Along the way, your guide will help you to discover the art of more than 250 artists, members of the association of Artistic Belleville : Photography, paste up street art, ceramics or paintings… An open air museum to explore !
4 | Tour of the 19th-Century Jewish 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 + Hebrew
This is a happy walking tour about the period where French Jews had their many successes in Paris .
The tour starts outside Parc Monceau and then we will go inside the museum of Nissim de Camondo.
The tour focus on the beautiful area of Monceau, with the Camondos family as a primary subject.
The Camondos, as a family of successful Jewish bankers of the 19th century, where Moses de Camondo was a very famous art collector : He gathered a splendid collection of 18th century artifacts in his luxury private mansion, which became the museum of Nissim de Camondo.
The family sadly disappeared after the occupation of Paris, they were deported to Auschwitz.
Discover the testimony of a Jewish family, powerful and influential French Jews, involved in the political life, in the art domains in France and Cultural events
Learn how French Jews were assimilated in the french culture before the war, as a contributing members of 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 | Medicine Tour of Paris
Duration : 3 Hours
Languages : English + Français
Exclusive Tour with Flora or Julie
We will start with the general History of Paris at the beautiful botanic gardens in the heart of Paris called : Jardin des Plantes, next to the trendy Saint Germain area.
During the Medicine Tour, we will visit the Parisian Garden of Plants, which is the main botanical garden in all France, then the beautiful Latin Quarter to see the University area in the heart of Paris, (and a visit to the Museum of Medicine History, depending on the opening days of the museum)
“Hôpital” is French for hospital. It is an old word borrowed from Latin “Hospitālis” which means hospice or shelter. Hospitals in Paris were, at first, shelters. Thanks to the Parisian physicians, their functions in Paris evolved rapidly during the last centuries.
We will discover how the hospitals evolved from a simple caritative, religious shelter, a refuge for pelgrim to a hub for famous discoveries and experiences that helped Humanity on the Planet and provided great insights about our anatomy.
This progress was not easy : I will tell you stories about the struggle with the church and the old french society, anecdotes about the Medicine at the Royal French Court, amusing tales about famous Kings injuries and how doctors treated their Kings, amazing medical discoveries in Paris, like Pasteur and his vaccination, pasteurization. We will see how limited were the tools for medical exploration during the middle ages, and how brilliant was the creativity and the talent of the doctors …
We will also see and talk about the different Paris buildings architectures, and how the hospital architecture evolved to adapt to its new functions.
We will go and walk in the beautiful Latin Quarter and see the University of Medicine of Paris, and we will talk about the actual situation, and how the doctors roles and perception evolved till today !
We will finish the visit with the Museum of Medicine History – available only on certain days – The museum is near the University, and I will recommend you some places to visit on your own in Paris
6 |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.
7 | My Paris City Tours
The Latin Quarter Tour : 3h
Visit The Latin Quarter with a Jewish tour guide
The Opera House : 2h
Learn about the Parisian architectural prowess of the Luxurious Opera House
Versailles Palace Tour :
Possible for a Half Day or a Full day
Visit the sumptuous Queen’s Trianon & Gardens & Private King’s Apartments
The Orsay Museum Tour : 2h
Discover and learn about the most beautiful and Famous paintings in the World
6 | Help by Email
Free consultations with Flora Goldenberg via Emails or Whatsapp
I am Flora Goldenberg, I am an expert of the Jewish Paris.
I am a licensed tour guide in France.
I work as an Independent private tour guide in Paris and also as an official tour guide at the Shoah Memorial.
I provide grouped tours and private tours.
I will be happy to answer all your questions by email before booking :
First, I check for you the booking dates to make sure everything goes perfectly with your tour. And here is what I do :
I check the Jewish calendar of France 2020 :
No work permitted on April 9 – 10 and April 15 – 16. Work is permitted only on April 12
We will avoid the jewish holidays and Shabbat for the walking tours in Le Marais because during the jewish holidays, most of the stores and synagogues are closed for the public.
Some of them are open for prayers though. I can call them for you.
I check if the museums are open when you come to Paris before I confirm the tours
Prayers, Calendars, access, Seder …
Diets : Glatt Kosher, allergies …
Your pace : long walks, back pain, mobility
Family Tours in Paris
I also tour with families with children, so please ask me in advance to prepare your tour with questions to interact with kids and teenagers, depending on their ages
Booklets, treasure hunts and little surprise gifts are on the program
For couples in Paris
I can help organize special romantic tour in or outside of Paris, in my favorite selection of hotels, depending on the season and the budget.
These trips are very comfortable : the driver is a professional, he has a Mercedes Van and will pick you up at the hotel and stay at your disposal for the whole day. However, the budget for these trips are above average, if you go with the private driver. So ask me by email for a customized plan.
In France using the train is very safe and reduce the cost. You can go literally everywhere with the train network of France, if you don’t want to take the road.
I can help you buy the train tickets for your trip but I think the website is very easy to use : www.sncf.com/en
I organize grouped tours to share the price : I regroup visitors to share a tour on the same date and share the price with others.
I help you connect with other professionals in Paris.
If you need Airport Private Transfer, Day trips from Paris, ideas for itineraries, Travel Agents PDF documents …
Bookings : Kosher Restaurants, Glatt Kosher, Shabbat, or any recommendation for your stay in Paris, in Hotels in the area.
My license in France
I have a Licence to guide as a Guide Conférencière in France (All Paris Region Normandie, Champagne …)
The tours are highly regulated by the state of France
Guides must have a license to guide in the museums and in the Chateau de Versailles
Planning a tour with a trusted jewish tour guides : In all my tours, I make sure to share happily with you my knowledge and my interests about the fascinating Jewish Heritage in Paris
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