Jewish Sites in Paris
Introduction to the Jewish Quarter Paris Le Marais
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a lot of history and great sites to visit. The city of lights has a lot to offer concerning the Jewish Heritage too.
My name is Flora, I am a Certified Tour Guide and I write about my Jewish Quarter that includes many beautiful Jewish sites that you want to visit in Paris.
Some of these Jewish sites date back from the middle ages. Some of the Jewish heritage, as a physical evidence, are a great testimony of the presence of the Jews in France since the Romans times.
Of course, the most beautiful of these Jewish sites in Paris are part of the Jewish walking tour in the Marais.
First, the Jewish Quarter Paris Metro is Saint Paul Metro Station.
Le marais is not the Only Jewish Neighborhood in Paris but it is the most famous one. Due to the increase in real estate prices in le Marais, many families decided to go the 19th district, to the 17th district where you will find more and more Kosher shops ( Example: only one Kosher Butcher left in le Marais compared to dozens in other districts )
You can immediately access the Jewish Quarter Paris by Metro : Saint Paul by Line 1 and Get on The Exit escalator. Take on Rue Pavée or Rue Ferdinand Duval , until you reach Rue des Rosiers , which is the main Jewish Vessel of Paris. like indicated below :
During my tours many of you ask about Glatt Kosher and Kosher Restaurants, Synagogues, so I decided to put my knowledge on a Map :
(I try to update as much as I can, last update Summer 2018, next version will include some free walks in le Marais with Suggestions)
Here is the interactive Map to find a Kosher Meal and Jewish Sites in Paris, click to view on Google or use it as it is :
I picked a list of my favorite Top 5 Jewish Sites in Paris that you must see :
N°1 Museum : Museum of Jewish Art and History
This museum is housed in a 17th century private mansion, and it displays a lot of documents, pictures and art related to the life and history of the Jews in Europe and France through the centuries.
Must see Synagogue : Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue in Rue Pavée
This beautiful synagogue, registered as one of the historical monument in Paris, was built by the famous French architect Hector Guimard, who has built the metro entrances in Paris.
Most Beautiful Kosher Bakery : Murciano in Rue des Rosiers
This old fashioned pretty and family owned bakery called Murciano is my favorite one. French pastries, eastern Europe pastries, north African/ Sephardic specialties : they have the best selection to make you travel by mouth and the most beautiful French interior decoration !
Bookstore/Art Gallery in Rue des Rosiers
The bookstore of the Temple ( 52, Rue des Rosiers, Librairie du Temple ) is also an Art Gallery, as well as a shop with some Jewish Artefacts : perfect for some souvenir of the Jewish quarter of Paris.
Monument : Shoal Memorial Monument Wall in Allée des Justes
The wall of the names at the Holocaust Memorial was inaugurated in 2005. This amazing monument is very moving, but it is also one of the best ways to remember the 76 000 Jews deported from France during WWII.
Other great Jewish Sites in Paris
- Vel d’Hiv Memorial
- Grande Synagogue of Paris
- Zadkine Museum
- Montparnasse and the Jewish artists in Paris
- Nissim de Camondo Museum
- Jewish art and History at the Louvre
- Synagogue Buffault
- Stained glasses of Jonathas
- Bakery Finkelsztajn/The Yellow shop
Addresses of Jewish Sites in Paris and kosher restaurants
- L’As du Fallafel
Address : 32-34, rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris
- Pitzman ( Glatt Kosher )
Address : 8, rue Pavée 75004 Paris
- Dhouib ( Sephardic and Kosher )
Address : 11 Bis Rue Geoffroy-Marie, Paris, France
Addresses kosher bakeries
Address : 29, rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris
- Murciano ( Open for Breakfast , but there is no place to sit )
Address : 18, rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris
Jewish Style Food (Not Kosher)
Paris in 2018 is having a lot of new jewish style and Isreali restaurants opening. this new trend is a good image of tolerance for Paris mix of communities, but most of all : their food is so good , that Parisian Jewish Restaurant are so booked and filled of people ! let me give my favorite ones that I tried myself :
And what about a modern style falafel? This new place opened by an Israeli chef from Tel Aviv is the new hop spot in the Marais. The concept is a miznon (a “buffet”in French) of stuffed pitas, in the French style. Choose between a pita with steak and egg, ratatouille or the famous boeuf bourguignon! what not to love !
Attention points : this restaurant is always full and loud , full of joy !
Address : 22 rue des Ecouffes, 75004
- Maison David by Michel Kaliffa
This is passionate butcher shop, not Kosher but very delicious !
In this amazing delicatessen, you will discover incredible Ashkenazim charcuterie, no kosher, but without pork. Michel Kaliffa makes there the best pastrami, veal, beef, turkey breast, Israel foie gras, chicken liver, and all the best charcuterie you will ever have!
Attention points : this exquisite jewish charcuterie made with passion is not always affordable
6, rue des Ecouffes 75004
- Balagan ( yes, the name is funny , but still , the restaurant is stylish, you need to book 01 40 20 72 14 )
To be honest, I did not go there yet , but everyone is booking ! the food must be good
Address: 9 Rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris
- Florence Kahn
All my friends including likes this little family shop where you can enjoy their famous Pastrami Sandwich ! Every Parisian comes on sunday to take a big pastrami Sandwich with Ashkenazi bakeries to enjoy on the terrace in front of their store.
24 Rue des Ecouffes, 75004 Paris
- New Jewish Restaurant : Tavline open in 2018 ( Moroccan Israeli Style Food, very good but Not Kosher )
I tried this restaurant in Family and I must say : best hummus in town ! we tried the shakshouka and Fish balls and all the starters : eggplant, hummus, roasted Cauliflower … miam miam !
25 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris
- Old Famous Restaurant Goldenberg, closed
This is not an open restaurant, but you can still see the commemorative plaque describing the attacks, Victims Families still get together every year on august to remember.
Address : 7 rue des Rosiers 75004 Paris
Addresses synagogues and oratories in Paris :
- Fondation Roger Fleischman
18, rue des Ecouffes 75004 Paris
- Synagogue Agoudath Hakehilot
10, rue Pavée 75004 Paris
- Kahal Adass Yereim
10 ; rue Cadet, 75009 Paris
- Ohel Avraham
31, rue de Motevideo 75016 Paris
- Synagogue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
15, rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth 75003 Paris
- Synagogue des Tournelles
21 bis, rue des Tournelles 75004 Paris
- Synagogue de la Place des Vosges
14, Place des Vosges 75004 Paris
- Synagogue Buffault
28, rue Buffault 75009 Paris
- Séminaire israélite
9, rue Vauquelin 75005 Paris
- Synagogue Chasseloup-Laubat
14, rue Chasseloup-Laubat 75015 Paris
- Temple israélite de Belleville
75, rue Julien-Lacroix 75020 Paris
49, rue de Pali-Kao 75020 Paris
- Synagogue de Montmartre
13, rue Saint-Isaure 75018
- Great Synagogue of Paris, synagogue de la Victoire
17, rue Saint-Georges 75009 Paris
- Union libérale israélite
24, rue Copernic 75016
- Mouvement juif libéral
11, rue Gaston-de-Caillavet 75015
- Berit Chalom
18, rue Saint Lazare 75009
- Synagogue Don Isaac Abravanel
84-86, rue de la Roquette 75011 Paris
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