Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme, Paris

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Located in the 17th-century St.-Aignan mansion house, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme relates the historical progress of Jewish communities in France, Europe, and Africa. Discover the progress of Jewish communities from the Middle Ages to the present century through artistic expression, daily items, cultural heritage, and traditions. The museum displays cultural objets d'art, manuscripts, and textiles. Shape your understanding of the Jewish people through rare documents about intellectual movements, crafts, history, and art--including the Dreyfus affair archives. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The Museum contains artworks and artists that are so iconic that person arises the question of the origin. This is how one might make, if it were needed, of the immense contributions of people whose religion is only one of the facets and the private
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  • Very nice, spacious rooms to well appreciate the exhibited works, very nice shop mainly centered on the books but choice in postcards or other very limited memories
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  • I never had such a horrible experience. Just to go in was so terrible complicated and I was the only one............I just left and never again. Just horrible bad service there.  more »
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  • Very interesting, I learned a great deal and would love to have had more time to spend reading. Lots of parts were in English so I could read as well as listening to the audio guide
  • I loved this museum it was absolutely superb!! An awesome collection on the history of Judaism and Jewish life in France (and Europe generally as well as N Africa and Israel) from the medieval period to modern. I loved it so much, and had an amazing time. I would get the audio guide too, it was well worth it.
  • Way better than comparable Jewish museums around Europe, manages to combine basic information on Judaism for the non-Jewish visitor with interesting information on the history of French Jewry.
  • Went for the Goscinny exhibit - very interesting. Loved seeing some original drawins of Asterix and Lucky Luke!
  • I found the displays fascinating, and they covered histories that I hadn't known, and weren't covered for me in my schooling and university studies in America even though I have many Jewish friends, and went to a public school with a very high percentage of Jewish students. The actual artifacts were well-preserved and the scaled models they displayed were beautifully made. I greatly appreciated that they had English translations of so much so that with my limited French I could understand the displays much better. We lingered there so long there wasn't really time to even check out the adjoining Garden because we had to meet other members of our party at the Louvre.
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