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Jewish Marais tour with Synagogue visit and Lunch

  • Half-day Le Marais and Jewish Quarter walking tour in Paris
  • An alternative sightseeing experience of a lesser-known neighborhood
  • Learn about the history of the Holocaust and visit Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)
Jewish Marais tour with Synagogue visit and Lunch
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Jewish Marais tour with Synagogue visit and Lunch
USD 57.54
Once you’ve ticked off all of Paris’ conventional sights, opt to explore a less-known part of the city on a small-group walking tour of the Jewish Quarter in Le Marais. In an intimate group limited to eight, you’ll learn about Paris’ Jewish history, listen to tales of Holocaust survivors, and visit the Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial). Plus, you’ll be taken to a famous Kosher restaurant for lunch (own expense).
What to Expect

Begin your historic walk at 11am in what Napoleon called the jewel of Paris, Place des Vosges. Step through the ancient arcade into the garden of Hotel de Sully, where you’ll learn more about the importance of hotels (mansions) in Paris. (Hint: the wealthy don't live in them anymore).

Continue exploring the winding streets of the Marais as your guide explains how little the neighborhood’s layout has changed since first being built. With plenty of light-hearted stops (such as catching a glimpse of a cross-dressing Napoleon statue by the Historical Library of Paris), you’ll weave through many tiny streets in this classically Old Paris neighborhood. Your guide will share history and anecdotes, guiding you on a pleasantly-paced walk through important historical sites including the facade of the famous rue Pavee synagogue (created by Hector Guimard, who also designed the iconic Art Nouveau metro entrances).

Head to the Fleishman Synagogue with your guide, where you'll be welcomed by a member of the synagogue and invited inside. Have a seat inside as your guide gives you the history highlight reel of the Jewish Community in France. It's 2,000 years of history, but in about 30 minutes, you'll hear the most important parts of our easy-to-understand style.

Turn onto the charmingly cobblestone rue des Rosiers, arguably the bustling center of this Jewish neighborhood. Soak in the atmosphere of the area, from Jewish paraphernalia shops to Jewish bakeries to Kosher restaurants...

Speaking of Kosher restaurants: enjoy a special lunch at L'As du Falafel (Lenny Kravitz favorite falafel) as your guide secures no-wait reservations at this no-reservations landmark restaurant. Your meal is at an individual expense so you may choose anything off the traditional Israeli menu, including the falafel that made them famous, or shawarma. 

After our 40-minute restaurant break, top off your meal with the last stroll to the Shoah Holocaust Museum and Memorial, where your guide will share the most moving stories of the Jewish experience during WWII before concluding the tour. Free entry to the Shoah Museum is available for those who wish to learn more on their own after the tour (a typical visit usually takes about 1 hour).

Reviews (292)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my best girlfriends and I went to Paris in April 2018. We did 2 tours with Karen and both were fantastic. The Montmartre Food Tour took us to local little known high quality places for amazing food - fromagerie, boulangerie, and local sweet...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour of Sunday 2 September

Our tour leader, Karen, met us in the Place des Vosges and what a fabulous place for meeting. An elegant square surrounded by trees, children playing in the sand area and people sitting and chatting in the collonades facing the place. Karen is a fabulous...More

2  Thank Ann L
Reviewed 2 September 2018
Educational and Entertaining!

Karen took us on a 3.5 hour walk thorough the Jewish Marais in Paris..... sharing with us the history of Jews in Paris before and after World War Two. Not only was she well educated and communicated this knowledge but she was downright funny adding...More

1  Thank Evalynn1968
Reviewed 18 August 2018
Amazing Tour with Karen

I did several tours with Sight Seekers while in Paris this past July. All were excellent.... but the one that really stood out was the tour of the Jewish Quarter with Karen. I was exposed to the lovely life here as well as great information...More

Thank Betty G
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Amazing Tour Must Do While In Pairs

This was one of the best tours I've been on and Karen is an amazing guide with vast knowledge in her field...great for both Jews and non-Jews not to mention a fantastic lunch at the most successful falafel place in Paris! If you're going to...More

2  Thank bennytennis
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Aliza G
7 October 2018|
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Response from RubyP_23 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I got in touch with the owner of Sight Seeker's delights and she said it was fine. When you go upstairs to see the synagogue you can leave the stroller in the hallway downstairs.
Debra R
29 August 2018|
Response from RubyP_23 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debra, it's not my company. Please get in touch with Sight Seeker's Delight. Karen does the Jewish tour. She is a wonderful and knowledgeable person, an American who lives in Paris and started this amazing company. If... More
17 May 2018|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
Depends when it's starts. But it is 3 hour tour. It was great tour I learned so much from the tour guide.
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