Jewish history private theme tour

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Learn more about the very layered history of the Jewish community of Paris by visiting its historic and more contemporary sites, as well as some of the sites that are closely linked to the Jewish history and heritage in unexpected ways (like for example cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris).

OVERVIEW

A layered history of Hebrew community in Paris. Learn about the history of the Hebrew community in Paris, from centuries of persecution to the catastrophic WWII period, and to contemporary times. Visit sites such as Notre-Dame de Paris, the Pletzl area, the Art Nouveau synagogue on Rue Pavée, and more.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The history of the Hebrew community in Paris, and in fact throughout Europe, is rich and complex, and tragic on more than one occasion.

From a time centuries ago when there was a Hebrew community in the Paris area before France even existed, through the Medieval period and the rise of anti-Semitism, you’ll take a historical journey through to the present day.

On this 2-hour guided walk, your guide will tell you about the main events in the history of the Hebrew community in Paris.

Some of the important points were the raids of the French kings, the Dreyfus affair, WWII Nazi occupation, and the Vichy government. You’ll learn about the medieval origins of various superstitions and prejudgments about the Hebrew community.

SOME OF THE SITES WE’ll VISIT

Notre Dame de Paris, Deportation memorial, The Pletzl area, Art Nouveau synagogue.

MEETING POINT

The meeting point is in front of Notre Dame de Paris, at the Charlemagne statue (on horseback). Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Tour operates rain or shine. Every tour (especially out of the city excursions) can be done by a car, a van, a mini bus, or in case of a large group (+20 people) a bus.

Category

Theme tours

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