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A wonderful gem!

So happy to have found this wonderful and well preserved house of worship that’s been in use since... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
BK122
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San Diego, California
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Incredible experience

Profound experience to be in this historical synagogue. Excellent tour to understand the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
LarryGVancouver
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

So happy to have found this wonderful and well preserved house of worship that’s been in use since the 24th century. We had a very nice visit there with a member of the synagogue who spoke decent English ( much appreciated) The synagogue has some...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Profound experience to be in this historical synagogue. Excellent tour to understand the history of the community and the architectural style of the building etc. Interesting to see the mikveh and where matza was baked. The main sanctuary is stunning and well worth a visit.

Thank LarryGVancouver
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The visit was enjoyable for French speakers, and we learned a lot about Jewish history in the area. However, the paper guide for other languages was a bit lacking. Audio guides could be great. They are doing this voluntarily to fund the maintenance of their...More

Thank Antonin G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The synagogue does not follow the opening hours posted. Very, very rude. Clearly caters to wealthy tours organized for large groups. We waited for 30 minutes to get in and they let in a large group rather than the individuals that had gathered. Not staffed...More

1  Thank 830holladay
Reviewed 3 August 2017

A must see , authentic , oldest of france , in its almost original ,modest beautiful milestone of carpentras visit.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is one of the oldest Synagogues in Europe and the oldest in France. Arrive on time, the place in not open for the public, all the time. Arrive at 14:00, they allow everyone in, it costs 5eu for the visit and explanations. this old...More

1  Thank mnaor
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The guided tour of this very beautiful and unique place was done by a member of the synagogue. She really made the history of the place come alive. It is an amazing 14th century site which is still active today despite the ugly history of...More

1  Thank bracha t
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A big disappointment. Went to Carpentras specially from Avignon, just to see the synagogue. It's listed as open Monday to Friday and unlike other sites there, it does not show closed on Fete days. However the Tourist Office insisted it was closed because of Ascension...More

1  Thank Mike082
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the tour. Still shocked by treatment of Jews in Fascist Europe. And in post 1492 times. Glad this remnant of an important community still exists. Wish it were better funded and better attended. This a must see.

1  Thank fillupny
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a wonderful place to visit - situated on a lovely square, this synagogue built in the 1360s was a treat to visit. The guided tour (which included a tour of the purification baths in the basement) was intimate and informative. The building's facade is...More

1  Thank mvb1826
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