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Fantastic guided tour

Absolutely fascinating. The very patient guide had excellent English and didn't mind us asking... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Amazing historical sight

Highly recommend this stunning synagogue. The history of the synagogue and the community is... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
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Rue Hebraique, 84300 Cavaillon, France
+33 4 90 76 00 34
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely fascinating. The very patient guide had excellent English and didn't mind us asking probably very basic questions. Even the 9 year old and the 12 year were interested. An eye opening insight into Jewish life under the Popes.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Highly recommend this stunning synagogue. The history of the synagogue and the community is profound and fascinating. Touched by the resiliance of a small community of 200 people who kept their faith through oppression. This site is very well maintained and preserved.

Thank LarryGVancouver
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A visit to this Synagogue / Jewish Comtadin Museum was a touristic high point in our eight-week stay in the Vaucluse. The site itself is small-scale : the two-story Synagogue building, with an upstairs prayer room for men and a basement prayer room for women...More

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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.

Thank Voyage672678
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

1  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.

1  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

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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