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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank awkwardturtle2018
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

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 leon c
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
Reviewed June 29, 2018

At the behest of my boyfriend, I visited this museum. First, I was taken aback by the security measure. I further proceeded to the reception area, and thought the staff weren't exactly friendly. Was a little impatient, in my view. I was surprised and put...More

Thank essi9950
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Dropped as we had the pass and it was included. This is really for people connected to Judaism or interested in their beliefs. There was a big section of photos of people that looked sad and tired.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building and really nice employees. The exhibits were really not well laid out or cohesive. The written descriptions were very confusing. The audio guide was horrible. 20 seconds of intro music for each number you press. 99% of the exhibits aren’t numbered and not...More

2  Thank Desigal7
Reviewed February 15, 2018

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.

1  Thank Bruno G
Reviewed February 5, 2018

located in the Marais quarter, in the wonderful Hotel de Saint - Aignan, built in 1650 between the Centre Pompidou and the Museum Picasso ,the Museum of Art and history of Judaism is a real treasure with admirable collection focussing on Judaism in Europe and...More

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Sue J
July 20, 2015|
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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|
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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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