We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Jewish quarter

#311 of 1,057 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Le Marais
As featured in Live Like A Local
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Paris, France
Book In Advance
More Info
$36.84*
and up
Paris Sightseeing, Marais and Secrets Bike Tour
More Info
$36.19*
and up
Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour Including the Marais
More Info
$205.85*
and up
Half-Day Private Tour: Guide in Paris

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 49 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Kosher food and other things

For people who are interested in other cultures (or, are jew, of course), this may be an interesting place. You can find and try kosher food, as well as fallafel and some articles.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
g_marianaa
,
Sao Paulo, SP
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 25: English reviews
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
1,019 reviews
789 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For people who are interested in other cultures (or, are jew, of course), this may be an interesting place. You can find and try kosher food, as well as fallafel and some articles.

Helpful?
Thank g_marianaa
Roseville, California
Level Contributor
419 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

While walking the Marais district, my brother and I found we were in Paris’ Jewish sector. Other than signage on some Jewish stores, it was simply a pleasant area. We were not into falafel and diid not dine kosher style, though they had many diners. Interesting area. The street containing many kosher food shops is Rue des Rosiers. In reality,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Newsboymac
Eilat, Israel
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Other than the one or two Kosher stores, the area doesn't have a Jewishy feel to it. The side streets are lined with posh stores. But there was also a few historical buildings in the area that we peeked in and around. Like all of Paris this area has it's unique touch to it too.

Helpful?
Thank 120Mina
Englewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
66 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

May these streets bring you comfort in a city that otherwise may feel overwhelming. If you are Jewish please support this area so it will thrive. We went to the conservative temple and spoke with the Rabbi. We saw the old torahs and other artifacts. My husband washed his hands at the ritual hand washing station and we take refuge... More 

Helpful?
Thank Smurfytraveler
Portland
Level Contributor
670 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Nice place to walk after the Marais, even thought it is noted as the jewish quarter, it is more multicultural than expected. Lot of corporate businesses have moved in and crowded out the smaller shops and places

Helpful?
2 Thank tfizzle
Everett, Washington
Level Contributor
241 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

On a sunny Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a stroll down Rue des Rosier. It is busy and full of life. Lots of cafes and takeout places. We ate and did some shopping generally having a good time before visiting the Memoria de la Shoah though depressing is very well done and worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank MTS--1000
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
Level Contributor
577 reviews
434 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was the first time we walked along Rue des Rosiers, it was on a Sunday noon and were not at all thrilled. It was really crowded with many falafel spots and great queues of people waiting to taste it, but since it is not a taste we will go for, we just walked through the crowds and left. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank ilGrec0
Paris, France
Level Contributor
96 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
6 Thank Renee S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
455 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Chris L
Bedford, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Amy S

Travelers who viewed Jewish quarter also viewed

 
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Jewish quarter? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jewish quarter and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Jewish quarter staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Le Marais

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood