Paris Jewish Quarter Area

The Marais, also referred to as the Jewish Quarter of Paris, is a charming area filled with lots of historic and cultural attractions, not to mention numerous great shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. It’s one of the most recommended areas to explore when you’re traveling to Paris! Discover beautiful squares, picturesque cobbled streets and delicious food in this attractive part of the city.

When sightseeing in the Marais, even though it’s only a small part of Paris, you still have plenty of things to choose from and you can easily spend a day here. Here are a few ideas of places to visit in the Jewish Quarter area:

For history and culture, head to the Church Notre Dame des Blancs Manteaux, the Hotel de Ville (or City Hall), or Musee Carnavalet – located in a beautiful 16th century building you can learn about the history of Paris in this museum. Admire antique furniture, paintings, completely reconstructed rooms from 18th century apartments and much more. It’s open every Tuesday till Sunday from 10 am till 6 pm.

Explore the Jewish Quarter Area in Paris

Modern art lovers will be happy to know that the colourful Centre Georges Pompidou, housing the National Museum of Modern Art, is located closeby at well. The museum has an impressive modern art collection and temporary exhibitions take place on the 6th floor. It’s open every day from 11 am till 10 pm, except for Tuesdays. Take some time to admire the unique architecture of the building, designed by Renzo Piano. Not only a museum, you can also find a large library, the music research centre IRCAM, and a technological institute here. Entrance to the museum is not cheap, but with the Paris Pass you can enter for free, including many other top attractions, tours and cruises in the city.

If it’s shopping and soaking up the atmosphere you’re looking for, then head to Place des Vosges – the oldest square in town – or Rue des Rosiers. There’s plenty of charming cafes and restaurants to take a coffee or lunch break if you’re getting a bit tired. Did you know that Victor Hugo, known for writing “The Hunchback of the Notre Dame” lived at Place des Vosges? Also Cardinal Richelieu called this quaint square his home.

Not far from the Jewish Quarter area you will find the Ile de la Cite, a small island in the middle of the city housing the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle church. All three of these attractions are included in the Paris Pass, and we highly recommend you to visit them. Each of them holds so much history!

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