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Jewish Marais tour with Synagogue visit and Lunch

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    Begin your historic walk at 11am in what Napoleon called the jewel of Paris, Place des Vosges. Step through the ancient arcade into the garden of Hotel de Sully, where you’ll learn more about the importance of hotels (mansions) in Paris. (Hint: the wealthy don't live in them anymore).
    Continue exploring the winding streets of the Marais as your guide explains how little the neighborhood’s layout has changed since first being built. With plenty of light-hearted stops (such as catching a glimpse of a cross-dressing Napoleon statue by the Historical Library of Paris), you’ll weave through many tiny streets in this classically Old Paris neighborhood. Your guide will share history and anecdotes, guiding you on a pleasantly-paced walk through important historical sites including the facade of the famous rue Pavee synagogue (created by Hector Guimard, who also designed the iconic Art Nouveau metro entrances).
    Head to the Fleishman Synagogue with your guide, where you'll be welcomed by a member of the synagogue and invited inside. Have a seat inside as your guide gives you the history highlight reel of the Jewish Community in France. It's 2,000 years of history, but in about 30 minutes, you'll hear the most important parts of our easy-to-understand style.
    Turn onto the charmingly cobblestone rue des Rosiers, arguably the bustling center of this Jewish neighborhood. Soak in the atmosphere of the area, from Jewish paraphernalia shops to Jewish bakeries to Kosher restaurants...
    Speaking of Kosher restaurants: enjoy a special lunch at L'As du Falafel (Lenny Kravitz favorite falafel) as your guide secures no-wait reservations at this no-reservations landmark restaurant. Your meal is at an individual expense so you may choose anything off the traditional Israeli menu, including the falafel that made them famous, or shawarma. 
    After our 40-minute restaurant break, top off your meal with the last stroll to the Shoah Holocaust Museum and Memorial, where your guide will share the most moving stories of the Jewish experience during WWII before concluding the tour. Free entry to the Shoah Museum is available for those who wish to learn more on their own after the tour (a typical visit usually takes about 1 hour).
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    What an interesting. Informative and fun tour! They don’t come any better than Karen@ Sightseekers Delight! She is a wealth of information and has so many wonderful stores to share. I went with my 2 teens and this was their favorite tour of our trip...More

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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    I went on this tour on the recommendation of a friend who has also been on this tour. Not being Jewish and knowing very little of Jewish history, I found this tour very informative in a fun, friendly and relaxed manner. Karen is an excellent...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank angela j
    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Even if you aren’t Jewish, still a great tour! You also learn all about the neighborhood and history of the Marais which is one of the most beautiful and scenic neighborhoods in the city. We loved it!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mblatt_13
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a Jewish Guide who took us thru this section of Paris. She actually lived in the areal ! she told us about the people who live there and how her parents had been part of the underground during the 2nd WW.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank U4366BEcarolw
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Karen was a great and knowledgable tour guide, showing us all the secrets of The Marais - it's beauty and it's ugly under bits. She knew a huge amount - even dad jokes, and made us all feel like she was talking just to us....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Risa M
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    8 July 2019|
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    Response from GalinaNewYork | Reviewed this property |
    You can approach Karen directly. Ask her if she is scheduled to guide that day. Most likely yes and Hopefully she will be the guide. The actual walk is not long. Very pleasant, the actual area is smsll. So it will be a... More
    9 February 2019|
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    Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, tour been and done? Just saw this question now. If not, best advice I can offer is contact tour operator. They are very helpful. My group met in the centre of the Place, next to the statue of the horse.
    6 October 2018|
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    Response from RubyP_23 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I got in touch with the owner of Sight Seeker's delights and she said it was fine. When you go upstairs to see the synagogue you can leave the stroller in the hallway downstairs.
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