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Le Maris is a lovely neighborhood to explore, but to understand its full Jewish history, join a special tour

Today, the part of Paris in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements known as "le Marais" (referring to fact that it was formerly a swamp/marsh area) is known for many things: its trendy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Renee S
Paris, France

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Today, the part of Paris in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements known as "le Marais" (referring to fact that it was formerly a swamp/marsh area) is known for many things: its trendy shops, art galleries, and fine museums (the Picasso Museum, Carnavalet, the Museum of Jewish Art & History, etc.), as a neighborhood for the gay community in Paris, and... More 

1 Thank Renee S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a great neighborhood and if you like WWII history, a place where you feel very connected to that era. As we wandered through the winding streets, gazing at shop windows and cafes, we spied plaques on doorways honoring those taken to the concentration camps. Warning: very crowded on Sunday! The food was amazing and authentic.

1 Thank Chris L
Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The area itself is just very fun and interesting. Lots of high-end shopping (not my thing), but also some great funky boutique shops. Also, historical area and some interesting unexpected finds (like a private courtyard with true artistic graphite). Our favorite find (and I can't remember the name of the place!!) is in a small food courtyard (different than the... More 

Thank Amy S
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Jewish quarter is today a very small area catering to the diminishing Jewish orthodox population. The tourist visitors help to keep this area busy and vibrant. We had foods not available else where in Paris such as a tongue sandwich, halvah and other ethnic food treats. Worth a visit if you enjoy Jewish eastern European foods.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were in the area and decided it was worth more than just a walk through. It is encouraging to see that the neighborhood has survived its past and present travails. I grew up in an area where there was a large and thriving Jewish community and it is good to see this one prospering, despite the need to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you have an hour or two to spend, I highly recommend the jewish quarter. Seeing the small jewish population/stores/cafes that still exist in france is very meaningful to anyone of the jewish faith. A little bit away is also memorial de la shoah (holocaust memorial). I highly recommend seeing the memorial, which is quite impressive.

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed in this area and loved every minute. When we came out of our apartment each morning and stepped out into de Rosier we were in the middle of French life. Butcher cafe shops, Hustle and bustle of everyday French life.....brilliant!

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I thought it would be nice to walk around the Jewish Qtr in Paris one morning to sample the delicacies and see how my fellow Jews live in Paris. Although I can see that it was once a charming area, the actual Jewish Quarter as been reduced to a short block. I sampled a pierogi at Sasha Finkelsztajn and was... More 

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Ramatuelle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

As a '1/4 Jew' I was happy to visit this lively vivid place of Jewish culture in the middle of Paris! My Tunesian BoyFriend was also happy as a Moslem to find some Halal meat and to eat the wonderful Mezze chez Marianne with me. Beautiful architecture with this big WindowDoors, small streets, many shops open till 21 h and... More 

5 Thank Claudia S
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I was here in December 2011 . Orthodox jews in their black suits and hats everywhere. I went there around Yom Kippur, so you could hear very Jewish music. Kosher pizza, kosher falafels, everything Jewish there. And of course, shopping!! Its also a shopping district Id say, better than LaFayette i'd say. Nearby is the Hotel De Ville, go ice... More 

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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