The Jewish community in the Marais continues to disappear as fashion boutiques and electronic cigarette stores pop up, replacing Jewish bakeries, butchers, delis, and other kinds of commerce that were an integral part of the fabric of this centuries old neighborhood. However, there is still a chance to enjoy its pleasures and learn about the history of the Jewish people in Paris as we walk the streets of the Marais together. We will visit the Museum of Jewish Art and History; walk down the Rue des Rosiers; visit the Anne Frank Garden, and pay a solemn call at the Shoah Memorial, France’s Holocaust museum, where the names of the “Righteous” who helped save French Jews during WWII are inscribed on its wall. After a stop at the best falafel restaurant in Paris, we can stop at one of the three bakeries specializing in the delicious Eastern European rugelach, latkes, bialys, or if you have a hankering for a bagel you’ll have something to nosh as you continue your Paris adventure!
My name’s David. I live in the center of the Marais, Paris’s oldest and most interesting neighborhood. For the past 16 years, I’ve discovered something new and wonderful here almost every day. I’d love to share what I’ve found with you - both on the beaten path and off! My favorite restaurants, the best café for people watching, the Jewish quarter, Paris’s gay village, the central auction house, the gargoyles of St. Merri, a walk through the back streets of rue Montorgueil, the original covered shopping arcades, favorite bistrots, or the moving outdoor food markets? or perhaps Paris’s best stores for cooking equipment, or setting up some cooking lessons? The possibilities are endless. It depends on what you enjoy. Let me be your guide and help you get the best out of your stay in Paris. Service fee: Starting at $179 for up to 4 people for 2 hours. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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