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Interesting find

A visit to Carpentras is fascinating in itself but this building, so unassuming, was worth the 5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen L
Magnificent historical symbol of jewish community in Carpentras

The Synagogue in carpentras provides the presence of Jewish communities starting in the 13 th... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Carpentras is fascinating in itself but this building, so unassuming, was worth the 5 euros to visit. Our guide was excellent, swapping from French to English so well and the history of the community here in the town was explained. The hour...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Synagogue in carpentras provides the presence of Jewish communities starting in the 13 th century, The jewish population sought the Pope’s protection after being persecuted in the Kingdom of France,. It was built in 1367 and is one of the oldest synagogues in existence...More

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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

Thank BK122
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.

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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
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Eleanor F
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Sorry for my delay to respond i have been very busy for my company. recommend you to check the website of the city CARPENTRAS and specially the pages for the synagogue. I hope you were able to visit it yesterday.... Kind... More
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