My name is Flora Goldenberg and I am a Professional Tour Guide, Licensed by the State.
I was born in Paris, grew up in Le Marais neighborhood, in the heart of a Jewish quarter in Paris. I feel very close to my Jewish origins. So I decided to reveal the Jewish history of my city, through places and stories that you would never find in a travel guide book.
You can send an email to Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com or use the contact form and I will answer the soon as possible !
A little about me :
After studying history and art history at the Sorbonne University, I decided to become a guide in Paris. Why?
The city of Paris is my passion and I couldn’t think of a better way to reveal everything Paris can offer. I must confess that my mother, who is a guide in Paris since 25 years, gave me the pleasure of sharing and exchanging.
My origins are very important to me, and this is why I wanted to specialize in Jewish Heritage Tours in Paris.
I will also be happy to give you any good advice that you would need during your stay in Paris, to help you find a kosher hotel or restaurant, as well as any other orientation questions that you have!
My Education & Expertise :
2011 – Licence to guide as “Guide Conférencière” by the state
- 5 Years : Master in Art & History at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III
- 1 Year : Special Training for the Tour Guide Licence
- 8 Years experience as a private tour guide in Paris with several agencies ( Louvre, Versailles, Walking tours in Montmartre … )
- 4 Years with the Holocaust Memorial ( Tours for kids, groups, attend the Shoah survivors testimonies … )
My Quality Assurance & Services :
- First, I check for you the booking dates for you, to avoid surprises :
- We will avoid the jewish holidays for the walking tours in Le Marais because during the jewish holidays most of the stores and synagogues are closed for the public visits
- I also check if the museums are open when you come to Paris before booking
- It is better to tell me in advance your special requests ( Diet, allergies, long walks, pace, back pain … ) so I can adapt the tour
- I always tour with families with children, so please ask me in advance to prepare questions or treasure hunts and little surprise gifts
- I also help with :
- Finding trusted licensed drivers for Airport Pick-ups, Day trips from Paris, ideas for itineraries …
- Answers questions about Kosher Restaurants, Glatt Kosher, Shabbat, or any recommendation for your stay in Paris
- I have a Licence to guide as a Guide Conférencière in France (All Paris Region Normandie, Champagne …)
- The tours are highly regulated by the state of France
- Guides must have a licence to guide in the museums and in the Chateau de Versailles so please check with your guide this information before booking
- In all my tours, I make sure to share happily with you my knowledge and my interests about the fascinating Jewish Heritage in Paris
Don’t hesitate to ask : available on whatsapp : + 33 6 16 30 47 35 or email : Flora.Goldenberg@gmail.com
The Goldenberg Family’s history in Paris before the WWII until now :
A little history about my family in Paris
My grandfather, Joe Goldenberg, opened the famous Goldenberg restaurant before the beginning of the World War II. He survived the deportations and the horrors of the German occupation.
A restaurant but also a meeting place for the Holocaust survivors and the former resistance fighters :
Many of eastern European Jews arrived during the 19th century. They became the focus of Nazi round-ups during the occupation of Paris in the second world war.
Unfortunately, more than half of the local Jewish community would die in concentration camps. Read more
A symbol of revival in the late 70’s :
In the restaurant, Jewish delicatessen and food attracted many visitors during the 70’s. The restaurant facade is until now protected as it belongs to the Parisian Jewish Heritage. In 2019, I found some few postcard with the picture of the restaurant that we can see in the jewish boutiques of Rue des Rosiers.
In 1982, it was targeted in a grenade and gun attack in which six people were killed and 22 injured. Read more
Today, Le Marais and especially the Jewish neighborhood is the safest place in Paris. But, it’s been a few years since Jo Goldenberg packed up the business but his namesake lives on as an emblem of Jewish pride here in the “Pletzl”, yiddish for Little Place. Read more
Translation in English : Commemorative Plaque about Goldenberg’s Restaurant Attacks ” Anti Semite Terrorist Attack, August 9th 1982, in the restaurant Goldenberg a Gun Shootout erupted with a Grenade Explosion that Killed 6 people and injured 22 . in the Memory of :Mohamed Benemmon André Hezkia Niego Grace Cuter Anne Van Zanien Denise Guerche Rossignol Georges Demeter , Victims of Terrorism ”