Thursday, July 4, 2013

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

Métro: Hôtel de Ville (Line 1)
Address: 71 rue Temple 75003 Paris
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 5:15pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:15 pm
Closed on Saturday
Cost: 6.80 euros (4.50 euros reduced fee - May be free )

Located in a 17th Century Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, this museum is really worth seeing. Not everything is in English so make sure to get a free audioguide with your ticket. You can also get a plan right HERE. Unfortunately, taking pictures inside the museum is forbidden so I had to restrict myself to the permitables!

The museum is a glimpse of the Jewish world through art, documents, objects and many other things. It was just breath taking. You can admire also some works from Chagall and Soutine just to name a few. at some time, I felt I was entering a sacred place.

The Mansion was transformed into workshops after the Revolution and eventually became housing for many Jewish immigrants. During WWII, several of its inhabitants were deported and most of them died in concentration camps. Christian Boltanski made a mural with their names. It's a painful reminder of the harsh reality of its past.

Before you leave, make sure to check out those fresco in the dining room which ow hosts part of the bookstore.

 Hommage au capitaine Dreyfus by Louis Mitelberg alias TIM

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