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Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme

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The Museum of Jewish Art and History is housed in one of the most beautiful historic monuments in the Marais, the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, built in the 17th century. The museum traces the evolution of the Jewish world via its artistic and cultural...more
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71 rue du Temple | Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
+33 1 53 01 86 60
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were a couple of the first people to get a new historical tour in English. We aren't Jewish and don't know the culture. The tour gave us a lot of good background that helped explain the significance of what we were seeing.

10  Thank Jon F
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

In February I decided to take my first solo trip to Paris. As a Judeo-Christian from the United States, I was excited to further explore Jewish culture at the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaism. There were armed guards at the door, which was quite...More

7  Thank Jo G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not sure why people have complained about the security to get in; every building now has to have a security check and anything to do with Judaism sadly has to have even more security. The museum is one of the largest European collections of Jewish...More

Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Primarily the history of Jewish life in France, the museum starts off strongly with an exhibit explaining the earliest Jews in Paris but then loses its cohesiveness. The galleries are disjointed, the audioguide (included in the admission) doesn't address the majority of the collection and...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of French Jewish history and artifacts here, set in a 17th Century mansion that over the years was converted to a bunch of small apartments, sort of a tenement. And then the residents were deported in WWII. The museum documents those residents. Moving.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Wonderful museum which chronologically shows with excellent artifacts and commentary the history of the Jewish people in France. Extremely easy to navigate and view. Would not miss it. Great free audiotour and part of the museum pass system.

Thank grandpaBoston
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I was shocked to find that this museum (which I went to mostly as it is very conveniently located near the Marais) was one of my favorite things I did in Paris. The permanent exhibition is illuminating with hundreds upon hundreds of artifacts and works...More

Thank GlobetrotterNYC212
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Not sure why I'm seeing so many complaints about security, it's not more than you would get at the Louvre. The museum itself has artifacts and materials that span a massive time frame of history. I managed to get a discounted price on my ticket...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Jewish museums are always a challenge because they have to tell both the story of a people in a city and because they have to tell the history of the world's oldest religion. This museum does a beautiful job of covering both those areas, and...More

1  Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed July 28, 2018

What a GEM! This is a museum celebrating a people!! It is about time to see this race takes its place with the same respect and heritage as all others as presented in this lovely museum. So immersed in it's collection, the afternoon sped by...and...More

Thank Frances R
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Very Nice program!! You need to go! It’s not expensive , the Museum is very nice . The total program is 45/60 minutes Nice material about the Judaism.

Thank leonc610
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Security was tight to get in. Lovely peaceful setting in grand building however the exhibition spaces are smaller and tightly spaced. Large attractive courtyard with metal sculptures. I found quite a few pieces that interested me. Loved the Chaim soutien ptg.

1  Thank SunnyFLCookie
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Sue J
July 20, 2015|
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Response from Joseph H | Property representative |
Hello Sue, Thanks a lot for your interest in our museum. We're having a renovation of our website, maybe that's why you had problems with the English version. Here's what you need to know to plan a visit in... More
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Anthony K
June 15, 2015|
Response from Joseph H | Property representative |
Hi Anthony, Thanks for your interest in our museum. The MAHJ does hold numerous works by Marc Chagall, including several paintings such as "Les portes du cimetière" ("Cemetery doors", 1917), "Le père" ("The Father", 1911... More
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