Discover the Jewish history of Paris: from the left bank to the Marais


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Discover the Jewish history of Paris: from the left bank to the Marais

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( 54 reviews ) star City tour Paris 1 - 15 watch_later 2 hours
  • 100% private & personal tour
  • Historic insights about the Jewish influence
  • Stroll the city like a local
  • Local guide by your side
  • Admire beautiful architecture
  • Get to know the Jewish quarter

You will meet here: Place Saint-Michel

What you can expect

Did you know that the history of Jews in Paris is lost as time goes by? Since ancient times, this population has always encountered the most terrible trials.

Despite centuries of persecution, Jews are now integrated into French society, enriching it with their experience and culture.

On this tour you will discover their story together with your very own local host. Take a plunge into the heart of the oldest and most iconic streets of Paris. The Jewish history will reveal how this influence has shaped the city of Paris.

Start your tour at the Saint Michel district, where the first communities were established in antiquity.

Explore the island of the city: Notre Dame and the Memorial deportation.
You'll cross Île Saint Louis (one of two natural islands in the Seine river) to enter the charming Marais district to discover the old Pletzl - the Jewish quarter.

This tour can be 100% customized to your wishes. Just let me know your preferences!

This is the plan

Meet your guide at the Place Saint Michel
Stop 1
Saint Michel District - historical centre of Jewish community in Paris
Stop 2
Walk around the Le Marais with its outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance
Stop 3
We will pass by Shoah Museum (entrance is not included)
Stop 4
Le Pletzl - the Jewish quarter

Feel free to personalize this offer with Lucien

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 15 persons
Meeting point
Place Saint-Michel
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide


History lover

54 reviews

---outside school holidays, I am not available to start a tour after 15:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: I have to be at 6pm in class!---
Please try to book as long as possible before to be sure to find the perfect schedule:-)

Salut! I'm Lucien and I used to be a teacher. Now I'm studying to become a professionnal tour guide.
I love Paris for its countless stories, impressive architecture and rich culture. I used to be shy, but now I can talk a lot and maybe too much!
I love to speak about history, about the old life of Paris!

Please if you ask for a big walking tour, be careful to not book for the day you just arrived because you won't enjoy if you are too tired!

If you want to ask for a personnalized offer, I will love to prepare something nice for you.
( in that case, my price is 36 euros.)"

Personalize this offer with Lucien

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