The district Pletzl is the area mainly inhabited by the Jewish community since the thirteenth century. About six centuries ago, the Parisian Jews were expelled from the historic center (Ile de la Cite) outside the city wall, settling in what is now the district of Le Marais.
Pletzl had its resurgence in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century (until WWII) era in which it received the arrival of tens of thousands of Ashkenazi Jews arrived from Eastern Europe, population fleeing persecution and pogroms.
Today, the community that inhabits this neighborhood is mostly orthodox and very religious, and most of it belongs to one of the three local synagogues one located at 17, rue des Rosiers, another at 25, rue des Rosiers and is at 10, rue Pavee, a modernist temple designed by French architect Hector Guimard, known for his work art nouveau to the Paris Metro.
Currently this neighborhood of Le Marais is characterized by the concentration of synagogues, as well as typical shops, butchers, delicatessens and sellers Jewish falafel, commercial spaces that are part of the social and cultural fabric of the inhabitants of Pletzl.