Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme Member

Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement


France is home to the third largest Jewish community in the world, after Israel and the United States. The presence of the Jewish people goes back more than 2,000 years. This is one of the many reasons that will make you want to explore the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme (mahJ). Located in the Marais in Paris - a neighbourhood where Jewish people already lived in the Middle Ages - it presents one of the finest collections in the world of objects of worship and art works in the majestic setting of a 17th-century mansion. The permanent exhibition retraces the history of the Jewish people of France, Europe and the Maghreb, through their art and their heritage. Its many temporary exhibitions, events in the auditorium and its educational activities, make it an important and dynamic centre for Parisian culture.

Architectural style

  • Classique


  • Anthropologie
  • Archéologie
  • Architecture
  • Art funéraire
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Arts et traditions populaires
  • Arts graphiques
  • Auditorium
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Bibliothèque
  • Bijoux
  • Céramique
  • Cinéma
  • Costumes
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Dessins
  • Documents
  • Estampes
  • Ethnographie
  • Animaux naturalisés

Epoque des collections

  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)
  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Fauvisme (XXe)
  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools
  • Free Wifi
  • Cloakroom

Visitor tools

Audio guides in 6 languages are included in the entrance fee (available in German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Russian).

Educational activities

Guided tours in English every Sunday at 3pm (May to August). Tours and workshops for families, children and adults all year. Encounters, readings, concerts, screenings in the auditorium - Médiathèque

Coach park

Pompidou Centre Beaubourg, Hôtel de Ville, Baudoyer

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Exhibition + museum: €10 (concessions: €7/€5).

Guided tour

Guided visits, walks outside the museum: full price €14, reduced price €8 (price included in entry fee).
Visit in English 'Discover the mahJ' alternating with 'Discover the Jewish Marais' every Sunday at 3 pm from May 12th to August 18th. Full price 14 €, under 26s €8, PMP holder, under 18s €7 (Guided tour including admission to the museum).

Group tour

10-25 people. Booking necessary: email


Free for disabled people and an accompanying person, job seekers and receivers of French state benefits, Carte Aleph holders, disabled ex-servicemen and an accompanying person, ICOM, curators, art, history and religion students, artists, official guides, journalists, senators, MPs, members of Paris city council. Permanent collection is free every first Saturday of the month from October to June and free visit at 3pm without reservation.

Free for young people and children

Free for under 18s, and for EU residents ages 18-25 for the permanent collection only.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • JCB card
  • Diners Club
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Closed on 1 January and 1 May and for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) celebrations.

Opening times

Times according to exhibitions.
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm; Weekends: 10am-6m, or;
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am-6pm; Wednesday: 11am-9pm; Weekends: 10am-7pm.

Late opening

Open until 9pm on Wednesdays, for temporary exhibitions.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 25 December

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Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 01 86 60

  • Subway - Rambuteau
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 29, 38, 47, 75

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: with the exception of the media library that is not served by lift, all areas are accessible to people in wheelchairs. To cross the courtyard and more easily cross the ramp, an agent can be requested for assistance. Adapted toilet facilities with a transfer bar and a washbasin with hollowed-out lower part for wheelchair users.
- Visual impairment: a presentation guide to the Museum in braille and in large characters is available at the ticket desk. Audio guides for the permanent collections can be fitted with an earpiece to be used hands-free. Tactile visit with 5 objects to touch. Transparent doors/windows indicated by contrasting elements, stairs with tactile and visual contrast before the first step down and with contrasting stair nosing.
- Hearing impairment: security reception point, ticket desk, audio phones and audio guides equipped with magnetic loops. Tours of permanent or temporary collections.
- Mental disability: staff trained/educated, signs legible and associated with pictograms, monitored entrance door, visible from the reception/ticket desk.

More details on accessibility

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability

Museum in the same district: Le Marais

Museum in the same arrondissement: 3rd arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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