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Access and opening hours

The mahJ is open from Tuesday to Sunday. It is located at 71 rue du Temple, in the Marais district of the center of Paris. See this page for detailed opening times and how to get there.

Entrée du mahJ, rue du Temple



Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan
71, rue du Temple
75003 Paris


How to get to the mahJ?

The museum is located 300 meters from the Centre Georges Pompidou, in an area well served by public transport.
The streets of the Marais district are narrow.

Métro : Rambuteau (line 11) exit #2, then a two-minute walk, Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11) exit #7, five minutes' walk up rue du Temple
Buses: 29 (stops Centre Georges Pompidou or Archives—Haudriette), 38 (stops Centre Georges Pompidou or Les Halles—Centre Georges Pompidou), 75 (stops Archives—Rambuteau or Grenier Saint-Lazare—Quartier de l'Horloge)
RER: Châtelet-Les Halles, fifteen-minute walk away

Station Vélib : n°3009 - Temple - Haudriettes

Car parks: Parking is very limited in the area surrounding the museum. The nearest parking lots are : Pompidou, Beaubourg, Hôtel de Ville, Baudoyer.
Disabled parking spaces: 11 rue de Braque, 6 and 10 rue des Haudriettes, 41 rue des Archives or 24 and 46 rue Beaubourg. For further information, follow this link to or (new windows).



To ensure the safety of our visitors, the museum is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and delay which may be caused by the extra security checks at the entrance.

More informations on the website Plan Vigipirate

Current opening hours

> Opening hours till Wednesday, 25 September 2024 (without late openings)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am-6 pm*
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-6 pm.

*Notice a special closure on Friday, 26 July 2024

Last ticket sales and last access 45 minutes before closure.

The museum is closed every Monday except for schoolgroups on booking.

Other museum opening hours

> Opening hours from Tuesday, 26 September 2024  to Sunday, 5 January 2025 (with late openings)

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am-6 pm*
Wednesday: 11 am-9 pm*
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-7 pm.*

*Special closures: on Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 October 2024, for the Jewish New Year (Roch Hashanah) and on Saturday, 12 October 2024 for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and Wednesday, 1st January 2025 (New Year).
Special opening hours: Friday, 1st November closing time at 7 pm, Tuesday, 24 and 31 December, closing time at 5 pm (to be confirmed), Wednesday, 25 December 2024 closing time to be confirmed. 

Last ticket sales and last access 45 minutes before closure.

The museum is closed every Monday except for schoolgroups on booking.

Access to library on appointment only. 

For your convenience


The museum has the “Tourisme et handicap” accreditation for autonomous visits by people with hearing or learning disabilities.

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The permanent collection is accessible to people with reduced mobility with an accompanier (lift), but access includes obstacles (paved courtyard, sloped entry ramp, manually operated door). Partially sighted or blind people can request to touch certain objects with gloves (enquire at reception).

Please check this page for more information.

Equipment available

The following equipment is available under your responsibility:

  • Folding stools,
  • wheelchairs (with identity document left at reception),
  • baby carrier,
  • changing tables.

Please ask museum staff.

Rest areas, drinks dispenser

To refresh yourself 

In the second part of the bookshop, which corresponds to the former dining room of the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, a water fountain and drinks dispenser are at your disposal. This dispenser does not contain food. Numerous restaurants, cafés and food shops are located near the mahJ.

For a break

Find tables, chairs, armchairs or benches in the following freely accessible areas on the ground floor:

  • In the second part of the bookshop, armchairs for relaxing among the books - near a water fountain and drinks dispenser;
  • In the vestibule, with its checkerboard floor, an ideal meeting point crossed by everyone, take a seat around the catalogs of current exhibitions laid out on the tables. You can leaf through them on the spot;
  • In the paved main courtyard, you'll find large tables, chairs and benches where you can relax... under the palm trees!
  • Just behind the museum, the public Anne Frank garden features a lawn and children's play area. It corresponds to the former private garden of the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan. Enjoy the view of the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan' facade from the garden.

> More information for families with children.

> Consult the visitors’ regulations and photography restrictions



Write to us
> Phone to +33(0)1 53 01 86 53