On this private walking tour with a guide, discover the layered history of the Jewish community in Paris as you see both historic and contemporary landmarks. You'll also check out sites that are closely linked with Jewish heritage in unexpected ways, such as, for example, Notre-Dame Cathedral.
After meeting your private guide, begin your walking tour that introduces you to the rich, complex, and sometimes tragic history of the Hebrew community in Paris and throughout Europe.
Your historical journey takes you back centuries, when there was a Jewish community in the Paris area before France even existed, from the Middle Ages and the rise of anti-Semitism through to the present day. Listen to your guide's explanations about main events in the history of Jewish Paris, such as the raids of the French kings, the Dreyfus affair, WWII Nazi occupation, and the Vichy government. You’ll also learn about the medieval origins of various superstitions and prejudgments about the Hebrew community.