my name is Flora Goldenberg,
I am a Licensed Tour Guide specialized in the Jewish Walking Tours in Paris and private museum tours like the Louvre, Versailles & Orsay, for example, since I was 22. I am licensed by the state after studying History and Art at the Sorbonne University for 5 years. I was born and raised in le Marais, so the Jewish neighborhood of Paris is my Home : I am the granddaughter of Joe Goldenberg, owner of a famous restaurant in the Pletzl. As my mother is a tour guide as well, she inspired me in my work. We designed together the Jewish Walking Tour of our beautiful neighborhood.
Here is the list of my tours & some ideas for your stay :
– 1 – The Jewish Walking Tour in Le Marais Neighborhood Paris
We will explore the Jewish Quarter located in the heart of Paris, the “Pletzl”, which has been the center of Jewish life in Paris since the 13th century.
While walking in the paved narrow streets of Le Marais, you will learn about the history of the Jewish communities in Paris, for more than 2000 years. We will talk about the history of the Jews in the Middle ages, when they were persecuted and expelled from the country in 1394. We’ll talk about the time of the French Revolution, and the occupation of Paris during WWII, and you will have the chance to discover some hidden places that only a local can know about.
I organize visits inside the synagogues.
We will discover the Jewish shops, bakeries, bookstores.
The tour can include a visit of the Holocaust memorial in the end.
After the tour you can stay in Le Marais for lunch, and maybe try the famous best falafel or the new trendy Jewish restaurants in Rue des Rosiers.
*Families : I can prepare games and questions for children
* You can ask for a trusted driver
* Tours in Hebrew, German, Spanish are available now with my trained colleagues
– 2 – Visit the Holocaust Memorial of Paris & Drancy
The Shoah Memorial of Paris is located in Le Marais and was inaugurated in 1956. The Memorial is the symbol of the transmission of the memory and lessons of the Shoah.
I am an official guide in the memorials of Paris and Drancy. I guide the Shoah Tour weekly for Students, Adults, visitors Group.
We will talk about the occupation of France, and the deportation of the Jews from France.
*I can include a Jewish walking tour in le Marais Paris, at the end of the tour ( 3h tour )
*Drancy Memorial is possible to be included with a free shuttle or a professional driver ( up to 5h tour)
In both Memorials, note that the tours are regulated and allowed only with an official tour guide of the Holocaust Memorial. The entrance is free for everyone in both memorials. There is a free shuttle to Drancy, ask me by email for the departures.
– 3 – Visit the Museum of Jewish art and history
Duration : 2 Hours – Languages : English
The Museum of Jewish art and history is located in a beautiful 17th century private mansion. We will visit the Museum following the traces and the evolution of the French Jewish communities. We will talk about the Jewish Heritage from the middle ages to the 20th century.
*Jewish walking tour possible to include at the end of the tour
– 4 – Visit the Nissim de Camondo Museum
Duration : 2 Hours – Languages : English
The Camondos family is a family of rich Jewish bankers of the 19th century. Moses de Camondo was an art collector and gathered a beautiful collection of 18th century artifacts in his luxury private mansion, which became the museum. The family disappeared after the occupation of Paris. They were deported to Auschwitz. Discover this incredible testimony of a Jewish family highly involved in political and art domains in France.
– 5 – Shabbat in Paris
During a Shabbat, visitors often need assistance to enjoy shabbat in the best conditions in Paris.
That’s why, I can help you make your preparations : get a heating plaque for Shabbat, help you with pre-ordering kosher dinner, dishes, kosher breakfast & lunch …
It will be my pleasure to help you efficiently with anything you may need, so feel free to ask me !
– 6 – Paris City Walking Tours & Museums Guided Tours & Day trips from Paris
After 5 years of studies in Art and History at the Sorbonne University, and 6 years of experience as a Private Guide in Paris, I love to guide in the beautiful museums that Paris has to offer : the Louvre Museum, Château de Versailles, the Orsay Museum.
I also designed some other walking tours : Latin Quarter, St Germain, Montmartre…
I can organize great day trips From Paris to Giverny, Loire Valley, Normandy landing beaches, Burgundy, Champagne region, suited for families and couples who need a getaway from Paris and discover comfortably the French country.
We can go with a professional driver
– 7 – I can help with some answers about Paris
With my experience and my knowledge of the jewish Quarter of Paris, I decided to offer my visitors answers by email to help you accommodate your stay, find kosher and glatt kosher restaurants, find you a secure professional transportation to go visit and doven in Parisian synagogues. A lot of visitors are happy to ask me questions about their stay, the next steps, orientations… and I am glad to answer them directly, to give the best accurate answer about anything .
Contact me here
Jewish Walking Tours Marais Paris – Flora Goldenberg – Licensed Tour Guide
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