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Jewish Tours Paris 2020

More than 2000 Years of Jewish Heritage in Paris ready to be discovered with Jewish Tour Guide

Jewish Sites in Paris

Jewish Sites, Landmarks and Kosher Restaurants in Paris


Jewish Paris Quarter Ultimate Map

Everything in this map is Jewish. 

I made this Map of Paris to show all the Jewish sites of Paris Quarter.

Surprisingly, it showed me that we have a lot of communities everywhere in Paris, it is not concentrated in le Marais

This map is Free to use and to share by everyone !

This Map is the fruit of my experience as a jewish tour guide in Paris 

Flora Tour Guide Paris Food Tour Paris

Flora Goldenberg – Tour Guide Paris Food Tour Paris

In the list below I will talk about the Jewish Quarter of Paris where I lived all my life and of course , I will show you how to access the Jewish Quarter, the Synagogues, the Kosher Restaurants , the Jewish style restaurants … 


Introduction to Paris Jewish Quarter Paris : Called Le Marais

My name is Flora, I am a Certified Tour Guide and I write about my Jewish Quarter in Paris. There are many beautiful Jewish sites that you want to visit in Paris.

Le Marais means the “Swamp” : Funny how the most beautiful, expensive, chic and trendy neighborhood in Paris is named after a swamp.

Le Marais is one of the safest places in Paris.

This is due to its history : Le Marais was indeed a swamp where the jews took refuge during the middle ages. They used the big private hotels building to divide them into small apartments.

Nowadays these apartments are one of the most expensive and unavailable real estates in the World !

Paris Jewish History began before a little BC.

Thus, there is about 2000 years of jewish presence in Paris, with physical evidence of the first communities doing Shabbat in Paris since the Romans times.

A first synagogue once stood next to the same place where Notre Dame Cathedral is Today

The first jews of Paris gathered discretely in the old city of Paris Lutece the Latin Quarter of Paris

The Roman city of Lutetia was the predecessor of present-day Paris.

Some of the Impressive monumental remains of the ancient city are still visible in the Latin quarter of Paris today.

I actually have designed a tour in the Latin Quarter, if you want to do a quick visit there

Some of these Jewish sites are detailed in this link.

Of course, the most important Jewish sites in Paris are part of my Jewish walking tour in the Marais.


Transportation to the Jewish Neighborhood

The easiest way to go to Paris Jewish Quarter, is to take the metro line One. Jewish neighborhood is located near the Metro Saint Paul. 

Check Ratp website for Metro Information

You should know that Le Marais is not the only Jewish Neighborhood in Paris.

Le Marais is the famous Jewish Quarter, the most “Tourist Friendly” quarter of Paris, it is where all the beautiful jewish boutiques and restaurants are located.

Due to the increase in real estate prices in le Marais, many families decided to go the 19th district, to the 17th district where you will find more Kosher shops …

A part of the fourth district where le Marais is located, are the two islands on the Seine River :

First : City Island where Notre Dame and where all the French celebrities live. It is one of the most expansive areas of Paris. It is quiet and very pleasant.

Then you have the Saint Louis Island : It is famous for its ice creams and great walks, spots for pictures …


THE METRO 

You can immediately access the Jewish Quarter Paris by Metro : Saint Paul by Line 1 and Get on The Exit escalator

Take on Rue Pavée or Rue Ferdinand Duval , until you reach Rue des Rosiers , which is the main Jewish Vessel of Paris.

Rue des rosiers jewish quarter paris

Rue des Rosiers in the jewish quarter of Paris


My top list of the kosher restaurants in Paris

Note for the Restaurants Managers : This is my personal opinion of your restaurant. I don’t accept sponsorships as I do this to help my visitors for them to get the best option and not the most “sponsored one”. Thank you. Flora Goldenberg – Tour Guide Paris

Rodchenko 

The french Kosher restaurant

French style, Very tasty food. If you are in Paris, then you should at least try to eat french food 🙂

This Kosher restaurant is located in le Marais where my jewish walking tour takes place. It is in Rue des Ecouffes.

Kavod

 Never tried myself, but I hear it is very good 

French style, Kosher restaurant, a bit more expensive than the others. Prestigious and fancy.

Pitzman 

Glatt Kosher , Gluten Free, Falafel Party, Family Friendly, Religious, Vegetarian, kosher Pizza, but with fish …  

Flora Goldenberg - Pitzman Restaurant Kosher Paris

Flora Goldenberg – Pitzman Restaurant Kosher Paris

This is a Pitzman Family owned restaurant, the style is a bit everything french casual with pizza with tuna, pasta, grattins, falafel, crepes , soups , fish of the day

Address :  8, rue Pavée  75004 Paris

0142711717

L’As du Fallafel

I find it overrated, thanks to tripadvisor, so there will be a long line in front, expect 30 minutes waiting 

If you go to As de Falafel, and wait in line, some of the boys will ask you to pay in advance to make the line quicker but actually it is a trick to make you stay in line for 30 minutes and not change your mind…

In my personal opinion, I would never wait that long for any falafel even though on tripadvisor s, they say it is the best.

But I tried it, It is true, the falafel is good and the Kosher plates offer a lot of choices, you can try it when there is no waiting line ( avoid 12:00 to 14:00 ) and sundays.

Address :  32-34, rue des Rosiers   75004 Paris

0148876360

Dhouib

 Sephardic , Tunisian style and Kosher

I tried this restaurant many times, with my little family, and with my friends. They offer Mloukhia, Couscous, Ojja … Delicious plates from Tunisia !

You can also pre-order for shabbat with this little tunisian restaurant.

Address : 11 Bis Rue Geoffroy-Marie, Paris, France

For visitors only : Please send me your feedbacks if you tried one of these restaurants , by email to Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com 
so we can help others make the best choice

For Restaurants : I only accept invitations. I do not accept sponsorships


My favorite kosher bakeries in Paris

Korcarz

 This boutique is included in our Jewish walking tour in le Marais Paris 

korcarz Flora Goldenberg Tour Guide Paris

Korcarz by Flora Goldenberg Tour Guide Paris

Great service, large service of pastries, sandwiches, quiches, bagels and great coffee place.

They offer both sephardic and ashkenazi pastries !

Address : 29, rue des Rosiers   75004 Paris

Murciano

(I go there for breakfast as it is in front of my office in Rue des rosiers, but there is no place to sit )

This is a bakery that you can not miss in Rue des Rosiers. The most beautiful Jewish bakery in my opinion as the owners, originally from Morocco, kept the french ornaments inside, like the in the 19th century.

Address : 18, rue des Rosiers   75004 Paris


My favorite Jewish Sites in Paris

 N°1 Museum : Museum of Jewish Art and History

This museum is housed in a 17th century private mansion, and it displays a lot of documents, pictures and art related to the life and history of the Jews in Europe and France through the centuries

Must see Synagogue : Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue in Rue Pavée

This beautiful synagogue, registered as one of the historical monument in Paris, was built by the famous French architect Hector Guimard, who has built the metro entrances in Paris.

Open for public Synagogue : Fondation Roger Fleischman in Rue des Ecouffes

This small synagogue is open for visitors, you need however to contact them in advance to have permission and opening hours.

Send me an email if you want some help to access this synagogue on your own

Paris Jewish Tour Guide Synagogue Roger Fleischman

Synagogue Roger Fleischman with Flora Goldenberg – (Sukkah)

Most Beautiful Kosher Bakery : Murciano in Rue des Rosiers

This old fashioned pretty  and family owned bakery called Murciano is my favorite one. French pastries, eastern Europe pastries, north African/ Sephardic specialties : they have the best selection to make you travel by mouth and the most beautiful French interior decoration !

Food Tour Jewish Quarter PAris

Flora Goldenberg inside Murciano Bakery with the Owner

Bookstore/Art Gallery in Rue des Rosiers

The bookstore of the Temple ( 52, Rue des Rosiers, Librairie du Temple )  is also an Art Gallery, as well as a shop with some Jewish Artefacts : perfect for some souvenir of the Jewish quarter of Paris.

Monument : Shoal Memorial Monument Wall in Allée des Justes

Flora Tour Guide Paris - Shoah Memorial Paris Tour

Flora Goldenberg at the Shoah Memorial of Paris

The wall of the names at the Holocaust Memorial was inaugurated in 2005. This amazing monument is very moving, but it is also one of the best ways to remember the 76 000 Jews deported from France during WWII.

For visitors only : Please send me your feedbacks if you tried one of these restaurants , by email to Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com 
so we can help others make the best choice

For Restaurants : I only accept invitations. I do not accept sponsorships


Other great Jewish Sites in Paris

Vel d’Hiv Memorial

Grande Synagogue of Paris

Zadkine Museum

Montparnasse and the Jewish artists in Paris

Nissim de Camondo Museum

Jewish art and History at the Louvre

Synagogue Buffault

Stained glasses of Jonathas

Bakery Finkelsztajn/The Yellow shop

For visitors only : Please send me your feedbacks if you tried one of these restaurants , by email to Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com 
so we can help others make the best choice


The restaurants in Paris with Jewish Style Food, but Not Kosher

In 2018, Paris is having a lot of new jewish style and Israeli restaurants opening. this new trend is a good image of tolerance for Paris mix of communities, but most of all : their food is so good , that Parisian Jewish Restaurant are so booked and filled of people ! let me give my favorite ones that I tried myself :

Chiche 

Located in very popular area : 29bis Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris

This restaurant is very delicious. Street Israeli cuisine, Home Made Hommous, Eggplant and cauliflower …

Miznon

My favorite spot for a quick bite 

You may have seen a Miznon in Tel Aviv, this is the same guy, who opened the same style restaurant in Paris, Le Marais, next to As de Falafel.

The concept is a Miznon = a “buffet”in French, french and israeli meals stuffed in pitas

I personally choose between a pita with steak and egg, ratatouille or the famous boeuf bourguignon!

This new place opened by an Israeli chef from Tel Aviv is the new hip spot in the Marais : The restaurant can be full by young Jewish Parisians on Sunday and it gets very joyful but loud 🙂

Address : 22 rue des Ecouffes, 75004

Balagan

Yes, the name is funny, and still, the restaurant opened by two israelis : Uri and Assaf, is very fancy and stylish,

and you need to book ! 

You can ask me to do the booking for you

To be honest, I did not go there yet , but I know a lot people who went there and told that the food is very good !

Address9 Rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris

Yafo 

The Hommous Specialist !

Address : 96 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris

Shouk

Pierre Bouko Levy opened shouk recently

Fast and tasty food, Israeli BBQ and pita bread, delicious deserts …

Mulka

French israeli cuisine, they use fresh products only !

Maafim / Salatim

2 different restaurants, same owner. After returning to the Sentier neighborhood with some stunning schnitzels at his restaurant Salatim, the Israeli chef has opened up Maafim. I designed a very nice food tour around Bread, Chocolate, Cheese and fresh french products …  in Sentier, an eclectic Sephardi area of Paris. 

You should try it ! Contact me by email 😉

Florence Kahn

Ask to taste their “Croquants” ( Pronounced Krokan)

All my friends including me, love this little family bakery where you can enjoy their tasty Pastrami Sandwich !

a lot of locals come on Sunday to buy the Pastrami Sandwich, along with some Ashkenazi desert and a drink to enjoy on the terrace.

I always buy the croquants : sort of Tunisian biscuits that you can eat in the morning with your coffee. They very very delicious and I am addicted to it.

 24 Rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Paris

Tavline

is a new Jewish Restaurant, the cuisine is Moroccan Israeli, delicious, Not Kosher

I tried this restaurant with my mother Léontine and I must say : best hummus in Paris ! We also tried the shakshouka and the Fish balls and , of course, all the starters , like in Israel : eggplant, hummus, roasted Cauliflower … yammy !

25 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris

Restaurant Goldenberg

closed now

My family lived in Paris since the 1900’s !

My grand father opened his first store a long time ago.

goldenberg paris

My grandfather was a passionate businessman, he used to make Jewish Yiddish Charcuterie in Rue des Rosiers, then he opened the famous Restaurant Joe Goldenberg

Maison David

by Michel Kaliffa, this is not restaurant, but a caterer who enjoys looong conversations with his clients 🙂 

This is passionate butcher shop, not Kosher but very delicious !

In this amazing delicatessen, you will discover incredible Ashkenazim charcuterie, no kosher, but without pork.  Michel Kaliffa makes there the best pastrami, veal, beef, turkey breast, Israel foie gras, chicken liver, and all the best charcuterie you will ever have!

Attention points : this exquisite jewish charcuterie made with passion is not always affordable

6, rue des Ecouffes  75004

0142781576

 

Please send me your feedback if you tried one of these restaurants :

by email to Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com 


All the Open Air Markets

All synagogues and oratories in Paris :

  • Fondation Roger Fleischman ( Included in my #1 jewish tour Paris Le Marais ) 

18, rue des Ecouffes  75004 Paris

0033148879786

  • Synagogue Agoudath Hakehilot ( Included in my #1 jewish tour Paris Le Marais ) 

10, rue Pavée   75004 Paris

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  • Kahal Adass Yereim

10 ; rue Cadet,  75009 Paris

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  • Ohel Avraham

31, rue de Motevideo  75016 Paris

0033145046673

  • Synagogue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth

15, rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth   75003 Paris

0142780030

  • Synagogue des Tournelles

21 bis, rue des Tournelles   75004 Paris

0033142743265

  • Synagogue de la Place des Vosges

14, Place des Vosges  75004 Paris

0148877945

  • Synagogue Buffault

28, rue Buffault  75009 Paris

0033145268087

  • Séminaire israélite

9, rue Vauquelin   75005 Paris

0147072122

  • Synagogue Chasseloup-Laubat

14, rue Chasseloup-Laubat   75015 Paris

0033142733629

  • Temple israélite de Belleville

75, rue Julien-Lacroix   75020 Paris

49, rue de Pali-Kao        75020 Paris

0033146363010

  • Synagogue de Montmartre

13, rue Saint-Isaure   75018

0142644834

  • Great Synagogue of Paris, synagogue de la Victoire

17, rue Saint-Georges   75009 Paris

0033140822626

  • Union libérale israélite

24, rue Copernic  75016

0147043727

  • Mouvement juif libéral

11, rue Gaston-de-Caillavet  75015

0033144374848

  • Berit Chalom

18, rue Saint Lazare   75009

0148784532

  • Synagogue Don Isaac Abravanel

84-86, rue de la Roquette  75011 Paris

0033147007595


Et Voila !

I hope you liked my list, if you have more suggestions , you are welcome to contact me and join one of my tours of Paris !

I can answer your questions about Paris

I can answer your questions about Paris – Flora Goldenberg


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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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