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Le Marais
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 2, 2016
Eilat, Israel
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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Eilat, Israel
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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.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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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 

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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

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Everett, Washington
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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.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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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 

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Paris, France
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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 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.

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Euless, Texas
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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 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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