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“A beautiful and unique Synagogue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Synagogue de Cavaillon

Synagogue de Cavaillon
Rue Hebraique, 84300 Cavaillon, France
+33 (0)4 90 76 00 34
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Cavaillon
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“A beautiful and unique Synagogue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Synagogue tour was wonderful. The tour guide spoke English and was extremely knowledgable. The synagogue is the second oldest synagogue in France. It is in the Baroque Provencal style with lots of ornate gold painted carved wood. We’d never before seen a synagogue where the Bima (where the rabbi sits) is in the back. Also unique was the “Elijah Chair” reserved for the prophet Elijah.

The synagogue itself is locked but tours are on the hour and you arrange for them at the shop on the corner. Reservations aren't necessary but it seems that the language of the tour is determined by who gets to the office first. We were the only couple on our tour but a woman came in just as we were about to leave for the synagogue and wanted to take the tour. However, she didn't speak English so the tour guide told her to come back in an hour for the next tour.

Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Worth the visit but check times open, closed for lunch and all day Tuesday. Guided tour in french but good English handout.

Visited August 2013
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Miami
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137 reviews 137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“I learned a lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We toured the synagogue and museum with a very well-informed young woman, who adeptly explained the uniqueness of the practices of this town's Jewish community. We regret that we could not see the mikvah, which still exists but is not available to the public.

Do visit if you have the chance.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent tour and background”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The second oldest Synagogue in France has a short but excellent tour. The history of the Jewish people in this area and the Synagogue were well presented and very interesting. Cavaillon is a nothing special village - this is special though.

Visited December 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Interesting synagogue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The guide was well informed and extremely pleasant

Visited July 2012
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