Jewish Belleville with Livia – a walking tour in Paris village

Discover a unique Jewish quarter of Paris : Belleville

a stroll alongside green parks, memory lane of Jewish diaspora and meaningful Street art.

Livia tour guide in belvedere Paris

In the north-east part of Paris, situated on and around a hill, like Montmartre, lies one of the most unique and interesting quarter of Paris, Belleville which means in French « the beautiful town » – an independent commune, until 1860 when it got annexed to Paris.

A friendly working-class district shaped by migrants and artists – it is the birthplace of one of the most famous French singers: Edith Piaf –, Belleville was the scene of various historical episodes in Paris.

picture of people at belleville enjoying a drink on a terrace of a street art café

The area of Belleville

The cosmopolite area of Belleville is today a gentrified and lively district, a center of urban culture and basically the Parisian heaven of street art; a wonderful quarter to wander in, and to be explored.
Starting our walk on top of the hill, we will amble in the Parks of Buttes Chaumont, a former quarry, and the more recent Parc de Belleville, whose Belvedere offers a stunning panorama of the center of Paris.

View on the top of the hill of belleville

The tour at Belleville

Our tour is an invitation to stroll around the narrow little streets of Belleville whose names recalls some of the functions of Belleville throughout the years: supplying water to Paris,
since Roman times and in the Middle Ages, but also wine and beer, served in various famous cabarets, today typical Parisian Brasseries…
Popular and dynamic district, Belleville has been and remained a quarter molded by Jewish immigrants, imbued with their history and memories: Armenians, Egyptians, Greeks, Asians
– Belleville is the second China Town of Paris since 1980’s…

Yet it is also known as a Jewish area, many Polish Jews settled here since the 1920’s; Tunisians and Algerians Jews since the 1950’s.

You will discover with Livia colorful, unusual and trendy shops, signs and plaques recalling the past, as well as Parisian synagogues, one of which is located in a former movie theater…

Booking and contacts

If you feel that this tour is for you, then you can contact us at flora.goldenberg@gmail.com to organize this cute jewish tour for you.

See you soon 🙂

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Douglas Shelling
Douglas Shelling
October 9, 2022.
We loved the program. Livia, our your guide, was wonderful, and extremely knowledgeable. Livia's tour was one of the most memorable parts of our visit to Paris.
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Scott Richardson
Scott Richardson
September 26, 2022.
This was a highly informative and educational tour of La Marais, the Jewish quarter. Alix brought some personal aspects to the tour, since her great grandmother was taken while she was pregnant, but survived, thus allowing Alix to be born. We went to the Memorial to the Martyrs of the Deported, which is a very foreboding experience, particularly as you enter and go from the light into the dark. The Shoah Memorial is also moving, especially the walls of names of people who were taken, grouped by year. Inside, there is the children’s memorial, which has thousands of photos of children who were taken, some less than a year old. We were shown a hidden synagogue, which for some reason was not located by the Nazis, allowing Parisian Jews to worship. There are many other interesting sites and stories. We ended at a very popular area of eating establishments during lunchtime. We had a delicious meal. We highly recommend this tour.
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Nili Kivko
Nili Kivko
August 22, 2022.
Flora was a great tour guide, she new how to get the kids involved and guide us through the louvre seamlessly. It's expensive, but as a one off thing, definitely worth it.
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john beirne
john beirne
July 11, 2022.
Our family absolutely loved this walking tour and we've subsequently recommended it highly to all of our family and friends back home in Australia. We gained so many insights into the rich history of Paris' Jewish community and the significant and changing role that community has played in the city's evolving and complex social and political environments. The tour was perfectly paced and Flora's engaging style and first hand knowledge of the subject matter, the diverse streetlife and local architecture, as well as the amazing range of wonderful local cafes, bakeries and restaurants was amazing. This half day walking tour was an absolute highlight of our trip to France.
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Susan Krigel
Susan Krigel
June 14, 2022.
Our Jewish walking tour was wonderful. Flora was very responsive in helping us set up our tour. Our tour guide, Livia, was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. We really expanded our understanding of Jewish life in Paris.
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Rush Smith
Rush Smith
May 18, 2022.
Flora worked magic and created a custom private tour for my wife and me minding our ages (60s, 70s) and the hot day. She is charming, highly educated in the arts and knows Paris' Jewish history. In a fantastic 11 days in Paris, it was the highlight of our trip.
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Michael Edidin
Michael Edidin
March 31, 2022.
Flora is an outstanding guide. Energetic, knowledgeable and friendly she took us on a wonderful tour of the Louvre.
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Marian Ungar Davis
Marian Ungar Davis
March 28, 2022.
Thanks to Flora Goldenberg’s charming and expert guides, my 16yr old granddaughter and I delighted in learning the history of Jewish Paris in Le Marais. She also scheduled a fine car and driver to transport us safely around the city & to the airport. We are most grateful!
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Tamar Daniel
Tamar Daniel
December 12, 2021.
Had the pleasure of touring the louvre with Flora on a 20th anniversary trip to Paris with my husband. We asked for the Jewish highlights tour and Flora was on point! Abundent knowledge but never dull- she kept a great pace for us while allowing flexibility to speed over the areas we found less engaging and dive deeper where we wanted to learn more. Highly recommend! Flora is a skilled, generous and compassionate tourguide. She even helped us find our way back to where we were staying and answered all our questions on where to shop!
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Avi Shteingart
Avi Shteingart
August 18, 2021.
Flora arranged a tour of the Jewish area of Paris with her associate Chantal. We went with another couple and it with incredibly informative and enjoyable. Chantal really brought the area to life, with many of her own experiences, but also a history and an understanding of Jewish life in Paris and France both in the last 1000 years and currently. She immersed us in the culture that existed and answered all questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone!! Avi
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