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Synagogue de Carpentras, Carpentras
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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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  • Long time that I wanted to do this tour, having never seen a synagogue, and I was not disappointed! I had followed a guide throughout the city just before (visit organized by the tourist office), and I discovered a whole bunch of places with a new look on this city where the history of the Jewish people is very rich and ancient. I so wanted to finish by the synagogue where, indeed the welcome is very warm. It seems that guides living inside the walls! Me too, that's the Mikvah that struck me: the color of water is amazing, given the depth and the little light that enters. We do not doubt that there may be water under suburban in the heart of the city!
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  • The building is exceptional: a synagogue of the 18th with the décor and objects. It is also a whole to visit since the traditional bakeries, to the Mikvah and the traces of the former quarry. Guided tour really interesting, warm: don't hesitate to ring!
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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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