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Secrets of the Jewish Marais

history walk

Secrets of the Jewish Marais

137 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, French
history walk

Secrets of the Jewish Marais

history walk

Secrets of the Jewish Marais

137 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

Together, we'll explore one of the most vibrant and history rich neighborhoods in Paris, visiting bakeries, forgotten synagogues, and the oldest jewish school in Paris. Using some rare archives, we will travel through history, from the 19th Century, when the neighbourhood was a yiddish speaking hub for recent immigrants, through World War II, and up to today. Our tour will take us inside the secrets of the "Pletzl" - to a community café for the last jewish residents of the neighbourhood, through a garden commemorating the jewish community of the 1930's, and to places even weathered parisians have never seen. We will encounter destinies of refugees, of religious men, of jews who died to liberate France from german occupation, but also of unknown heroes who helped hide jews during the war.

Your hosts

After having gone to the same yiddish summer camp many years ago, both Sophie and Emmanuel have decided to dedicate their time to exploring and understanding the streets of Paris. The rest of the time, Emmanuel makes documentaries, and Sophie goes back and forth between the U.S. and France. We still have not agreed which is the best jewish bakery on "Rue des Rosiers"!
Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Sophie
Sophie

What's included

Drinks
coffee

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Where you'll be

Our tour will start in the heart of the jewish neighborhood of Paris, the "Pletzl". We will pass through some of the oldest synagogues of Paris, as well as some jewish landmarks, and have a break at a community café... The tour will end by one of the oldest jewish schools in the neighborhood.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

as many questions as possible

More tips

This tour will involve a moderate amount of walking. We will face some of the dark sides of French history, but also experience some of the most festive aspects of yiddish culture.

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Secrets of the Jewish Marais
137 reviews
From $51/person
137 reviews
From $51/person