Rue des Rosiers

Rue des Rosiers, meaning the street of rosebushes, is a busy street in the old quartier of Le Marais, Paris. Historically, Le Marais has been a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. Many Jews fled to France, as it was the first European country to recognize them as citizens with equal rights. A community formed around the neighborhood, and specifically Rue des Rosiers.

As the Marais neighborhood transformed over the years, it became somewhat of a hot spot for artists and the gay community. Many Jewish shop owners on Rue des Rosiers sold their stores – and only a few remain today like Boulangerie Murciano, still selling eastern European treats. Because the Jewish holy day is Saturday, the Rue des Rosiers has been one of the few lively places in Paris on Sunday, when most other boutiques and restaurants are closed. L’As du Falafel is another popular destination – and is well known for selling some of the best falafel in all of Paris.

Rue des Rosiers, Paris

Rue des Rosiers, Paris
Rue des Rosiers, Paris

La Droguerie, Rue des Rosiers, Paris

Rue des Rosiers, Paris
Rue des Rosiers, Paris

Rue des Rosiers

December 29, 2018

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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