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On Jewish heritage tours of France, discover French Jewish history as you dine on some of the world’s best food and drink some of the world’s best wine. Meander through picturesque villages as you learn the history of French Jews.
France, a country of vineyards, croissants, and love, has inspired artists for centuries. It’s also inspired travelers as the most visited country in the world.
Jewish tours of France might include trips to the French Riviera, moments of looking out at coastlines or eating at some of the best restaurants in the world.
Over 500,000 Jews live in France. It’s the third largest community in the world, and most of the community is in Paris, although there are smaller communities in Lyon, Marseilles, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Metz, Nancy, and Grenoble.
There’s been a Jewish presence in France since the early Middle Ages, and Jews were granted equal rights two years after the French revolution.
The current community, influenced by North African Jewish immigration, is vibrant and active in contemporary Jewish life.
But Jewish history in France has been marked by antisemitism.
Even in modern times, the French Jewish community has been victim to some of the worst modern instances of antisemitism, and many French Jews perished in the Holocaust.
On Jewish heritage tours of France, visit the Shoah memorial and the deportation memorial in Paris, and learn about the darker side of Jewish history in the country.
Take Jewish heritage tours of France and learn about the old and new communities of the city.
Discover the culinary heritage, rich history, and beautiful towns of France on a Jewish heritage tour. Jewish heritage travel groups to France are the perfect opportunity to discover this romantic and iconic destination.
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