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Visite guidée intéressante.. fait partie du patrimoine et de l'histoire de la ville de Carpentras. A faire absolument ... more »Interesting guided tour... part of the heritage and history of the city of Carpentras. Not to be missed...View original
Plus ancienne synagogue de France, cette visite est incontournable à Carpentras. Le lieu mérite le détour et les commentaires des guides conférenciers sont très intéressants .J'ai appris pal mal de ch... more »Old synagogue in France, this tour is a must in Carpentras. The place is worth the visit and comments from the speakers guides are very interesting. I learned many things about Judaism pal in Carpentras.View original
Lieu atypique mérite le détour,très intéressant visite guidée de bonne qualité La cave est prodigieuse more »Unusual place is worth the visit, very interesting guided tour of good quality the cellar's prodigiousView original
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.
Léonard KahnExceptional places. Fantastic visit. More old synagogue in France. A must-see.View original
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