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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  • August 6, 2017
    I visited this museum today. It is located in the heart of the marais in a superb building whose facades have been obviously very well restored. The Museum is complete and interesting. It informs on the history of the Jews in diaspora, especially in France, but also on their traditional festivals. He rooms are large and well presented. One small problem: the audio guides are much too loud. But it's just a detail. To see to walk then in the area, including street roses.
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  • May 15, 2017
    If you want to learn more about the history of judaism in Europe slot in a few hours to visit the MahJ. Security is tight, but the cost is low (10 Euros to see the regular collection as well as the sp...  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    This museum, located in Le Marais not far from the Hotel DeVille, is a treasure. It tells the history of the Jews up to 1939 through beautiful arts and artifacts including jewelry, pottery, ancient To...  more »
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  • July 17, 2017
    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.
  • August 7, 2017
    Excellent museum on Jewish history in France and throughout Europe and Northern Africa. Note, the Holocaust is not covered here but in the separate Shoah museum. During summer 2017 there were guided tours in English every Sunday at 3pm. I can highly recommend these.
  • September 14, 2017
    It's a pain now to get inside. Very annoying. Charlemagne's installation was nice though.
  • July 30, 2017
    Not very interesting. Art was not great quality. Probably more of interest to Jewish visitors.
  • May 29, 2017
    Interesting museum in an interesting neighborhood. I loved the special exhibition on "Golem".

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