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Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme

71 rue du Temple | Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 53 01 86 60
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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 heritage, focussing on the history of the Jews in France since the Middle Ages and evoking the communities of Europe and North Africa. Its collection, one of the finest in the world, comprises religious objects, manuscripts, textiles and unique archive documents concerning the Dreyfus Affair. Special importance is given to the Jewish presence in the arts, featuring the painters of the School of Paris (Chagall, Kikoïne, Soutine...) and contemporary artists such Christian Boltanski and Sophie Calle. The museum runs programmes of workshops for children, families and adults, guided tours, lectures, live performances and films throughout the year.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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71 rue du Temple | Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
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+33 1 53 01 86 60
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"jewish history"
in 28 reviews
"audio guide"
in 17 reviews
"strict security"
in 5 reviews
"anti semitism"
in 4 reviews
"important museum"
in 3 reviews
"marais district"
in 7 reviews
"saint aignan"
in 2 reviews
"free audio"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful artifacts"
in 2 reviews
"temporary exhibition"
in 4 reviews
"from france"
in 3 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 4 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
in 2 reviews
"picasso museum"
in 4 reviews
"centre pompidou"
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"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank SunnyFLCookie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 12 June 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
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Reviewed 6 June 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
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Reviewed 15 February 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
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Reviewed 5 February 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

1  Thank Jean Pierre B
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I really wanted to like this museum. We visited it on a day devoted to the Marais after visiting the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the Picasso Museum (both *highly* recommended). This museum is neither a comprehensive history of Jewish art nor history. Maybe...More

Thank Skaerje
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I found out about this museum by accident and determined to go there. It is easy to find leaving the métro at Hôtel de Ville and walking north up the Rue du Temple. It is number 71 on the left. The entrance is through strict...More

3  Thank Therese16
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

On this trip to Paris, my wife and I made a point of visiting several smaller museums (in addition to the biggies like the Louvre). I thought the concept for this museum seemed appealing, and it's billed as the largest museum of Jewish art and...More

1  Thank KriksPicks
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Sue J
20 July 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
15 June 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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