La Synagogue

La Synagogue, Carpentras

La Synagogue
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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Rachel B
Jerusalem, Israel4 contributions
Great tour
Nov 2019
Excellent guide in English. Very interesting and moving experience. learnt a lot of medieval Jewish history.
Written 24 November 2019
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hudsongabi
Fair Oaks, CA16 contributions
Very interesting and informative.
Oct 2019
It was a wonderful one hour tour of the synagogue. Our tour guide only spoke French but offered us an English guide. Thanks to some friendly members of the tour, we had a very informative event.
Written 25 October 2019
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Marianne C
Burnham, UK825 contributions
2 hour tour in English, very intersting
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s 13th century and the oldest working one in France.

As a Christian I wished I had done a little basic research before turning up at 2pm to join 30 other visitors, who split into 2 groups. That’s my top tip. Do a little pre- Reading.
Written 27 August 2019
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Bondville
Florida281 contributions
A Must Stop
May 2019 • Couples
The knowledge gained from this visit and tour can not be measured. The architecture and the history will remain with us forever. Highly recommended.
Written 7 June 2019
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Naomi Z
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
Fascinating old synagogue, still in use today
Apr 2019 • Couples
The synagogue in Carpentras was one of the highlights of our trip to Provence. We learned that it is the second oldest synagogue still in use in Europe, and found the details of its architecture fascinating.
Written 8 May 2019
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Helen L
46 contributions
Interesting find
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 passed quickly but it is not a visit for young children.
Written 3 October 2018
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chrichen
Avignon, France276 contributions
Magnificent historical symbol of jewish community in Carpentras
Jun 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 in France today. Its absolutely a symbol of the past that the city visitors should visit during their stay in Provence.On the ground and lower ground floors you can see the baths and pools (mikvé), designed for Jewish ritual cleansing, including the early pool that dates back to the 14th century, also you can see the bakery and ovens. The 18th century sanctuary is on the first floor and nowadays the jewish community here can celebrate a wedding ceremony.
Worth to visit it and discover this place of the past
Written 30 August 2018
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BK122
San Diego, CA596 contributions
A wonderful gem!
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 unusual elements that are definitely worth seeing. There is a nominal charge of €5 that goes towards the restoration efforts.

Written 6 June 2018
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LarryGVancouver
Vancouver113 contributions
Incredible experience
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 2 June 2018
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Antonin G
14 contributions
Managed by volunteers, interesting but room for improvement
May 2018 • Friends
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 synagogue.
Written 28 May 2018
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