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Jewish quarter

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Le Marais
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L'chiam

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Portland
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 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 

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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.

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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 

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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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Philadelphia
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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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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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