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Synagogue de Cavaillon

Rue Hebraique, 84300 Cavaillon, France
+33 4 90 76 00 34
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Excellent guided visit

As a specialist in European Jewish history, I can assure you that this is an opportunity not to be... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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A Beautiful Old Synagogue

This is a beautifully preserved synagogue that tells a story of a small flourishing community that... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
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Rue Hebraique, 84300 Cavaillon, France
+33 4 90 76 00 34
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

As a specialist in European Jewish history, I can assure you that this is an opportunity not to be missed. The guided tour was very good. This jewel of Jewish history provides great insights into the life of medieval Jewish communities under the Papacy.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a beautifully preserved synagogue that tells a story of a small flourishing community that is no more.We were very moved by the place and its story. The guide was well informed about all aspects of the place and our own guide completed some...More

Thank bracha t
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The very well-preserved synagogue itself is tiny, and it hasn't been in regular use for at least 150 years. It has a number of unusual features, including a women's section in the basement, next to the matzah bakery and mikveh, where the women were unable...More

Thank AlexFromJerusalem
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Cavaillon was one of four Provençal cities where, in the Middle Ages, Jews were allowed to live by Papal decree. In 1499, they were also authorized to build a synagogue, but it had to be discreet. As Jews were limited to just a few professions,...More

Thank HarveyL759
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Very small but beautiful synagogue decorated in a unique style, very different from synagogue's in other parts of Europe. The synagogue can only be visited with a guide so make sure you check the times for the organised tours. The lady who showed us around...More

1  Thank Borus J
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Went in short tour of this second eldest synagogue in France. Excellent guide, very interesting and beautifully decorated.

Thank Binsky49
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Make sure to go before or after lunch, most places close for lunch. Great tour information of how people lived and prayed at this synagogue

1  Thank ilene601
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The tour in English was 5 Euros and takes about 30 minutes. The building is old and was rebuilt in the 1700s from a much older one 1400s. The jewish community was protected by the Pope - The Popes Jews . The building is colourfully...More

Thank Lirkod
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is the 2nd oldest synagogue in Europe. It was built in the 1400's. They provide a tour through this small synagoge which is no longer in use as there is no Jewish community still living there. It is a very small synagogoue & was...More

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This us a tiny synagogue. It's easy to find on the self-guided tour of old Cavaillon. We had a guided tour by an enthusiastic English-speaking guide. Because the synagogue is small, it doesn't take long, but is worth the visit. Very different to the synagogue...More

Thank Alan F
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
We had a great visit at this beautiful synagogue. It is very interesting and we were happy we saw it. It is the 2nd oldest synagogue in Europe and is very different. They have a guide who speaks English, for which we were... More