Jewish Dynasties

Walk around the Park Monceau and discover the beautiful mansions of famous Jewish families who were part of the Parisian rich elite society living in this brand new area of Paris from the mid nineteenth century.



Jewish Dynasties

Practical information

  • Location : 94, Bd de Courcelles
  • Duration : 2h
  • Walking tour
  • Private group tour at any date (270€/group)
  • Small group (up to 8 people) 50-80€ pp
  • Option: Musée Camondo 10€ pp (closed on Tuesday)


The tour will explore the Parc Monceau area and expose the beautiful mansions built by the Jewish elite in the nineteenth century.

The visit starts with the Pereire estate, where the group will be able to approach and stand in the courtyard. Built in the 1839’s for the famous banker’s family, it is now home of a cultural Foundation.

Many other important Jewish families decide to live on the edge of the park, such as the de Reinach. One of them, Joseph, is remembered as Captain Dreyfus‘s vibrant advocate.
Now headquarter of Rolex France, another mansion used to house the Dreyfus family, fabulously rich after “the contract of the century” with South America. It is facing the Rosenthal estate, today part of the Pharmacist national corporation.
Another imposing house belonged to Henri Cernuschi. An Asian art passionate, he built is home to house his fantastic collection, now open to everyone.

The tour will show other places, among which the two Camondo houses. One of them is today a splendid Museum full of 18th century art, objects and furniture.
The walk will also show pictures of mansions no longer existing, such as the Rothchild’s.

A last stretch will enable us to admire the block of flat where lived one of the most illustrious French author: Marcel Proust.

Additional visit: the Camondo Museum (10€/pers.).
Count Moise de Camondo, bequeathed his mansion and art collection to the French Institute after his death in 1935. He dedicated his life to acquiring art and objects from 18th century France.
The visit is also an occasion to see the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms as well as a real overview of how lived a rich Jewish family before the Second World War.


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