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Synagogue de Carpentras, Carpentras

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  • Very nice place to be when visiting in carpentras moving don't miss downtown is to contemplate also with the Church saint siffrein
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  • well worth a visit. After a concert violin and didn't know that we could get out of such sounds of a violin and harp duo. And toucela for a good cause.
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  • Very young, I had visited this place of worship... the concierge who had welcomed us and who had made the visit has not dried up in explanation and in anecdotes... the place took another dimension through the historic voyage that we was told... I wanted to relive the visit very interesting and informative with a friend... The current caretaker has only just been correct (polite) but we felt to disturb her whenever we ask a question... I felt she wanted to close down us at most fast... Note that the visit was free and the place is worth a visit: it is one of the oldest synagogues in France registered in past and a story very instructive and attractive... For tourists who come to visit Carpentras, do not deadlock!
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  • This was one of the highlights of my visit to the Luberon/Vaucluse area of Provence. The synagogue dates from the 1300s and is completely original. It is the oldest active synagogue in France, although these days the community of Jews in Carpentras numbers only 70 families - there are much larger communities in Marseilles, Avignon and other larger cities. I was especially pleased to be able to sit in this beautiful and inspiring place after having been disappointed by the synagogue in Cavaillon being closed for fear of terrorism. The two women who spoke to us about the synagogue (in French and English) were welcoming and knowledgeable. There is a menorah there which is nearly 1000 years old. During WW2, the citizens of Carpentras sheltered their Jewish community and dismantled the synagogue so that none of the beautiful things inside were destroyed. After the war, all these were brought out of hiding and reinstalled in the synagogue. The interior is made totally of wood and beautifully painted. The history of the Jewish community in Provence is rich and interesting, and this beautiful building was the centre of life in Carpentras.
  • Exceptional places. Fantastic visit. More old synagogue in France. A must-see.
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