Grande Synagogue de Paris

Grande Synagogue de Paris

Grande Synagogue de Paris
4.5
Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighborhood: 9th Arr. - Opéra
How to get there
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette • 2 min walk
  • Le Peletier • 4 min walk
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4.5
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Seen from the outside
Nov 2019 • Couples
Yes- we will now join that distinguished group of many people who tried to visit on a normal weekday and were declined and denied admission.

There were barriers, barricades and a police gendarme presence.

Even if I had told them that I would write a true and accurate review for TripAdvisor, they would not have let me in.

See my few photos here- from the outside.

You can go on the sabbath, but call first to give your details. But then- you might have to deal with how to carry your passport.

You can read my detailed review of the Agoudas Hakehilos Synagogue and see my photos of the Tournelles Synagogue with my review of the Jewish Quarter of Paris.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Linda M
Thousand Oaks, CA179 contributions
Friday evening service.
Nov 2019
Beautiful ediface. People at door are very friendly but they would not have a minyin if not for tourists. Women sit apart as this is a traditional service. Prayer books are easy enough to follow which is a good thing as no page announcements are made. Enjoyed the visit but would not choose as regular place of worship if I lived there. I just prefer my friendly Rabbi and Cantor and the less formal service nature of the Conservative service.
Written November 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BeckyDeNelsky
Wadsworth, OH54 contributions
Beautiful building from the Outside
Dec 2018
My husband and I found the building very easily using Google Maps. When we arrived at the building we saw many armed police (security) and the building was protected by metal barriers. Sadly, we understand why this type of security is needed. Although we had our passports with us, we quickly figured out (after ringing the buzzer and speaking with someone very briefly) that there was no way we were going to be able to enter the building. I probably could have done more searching, but I am still unclear as to how to actually get in the building to simply look at it. We probably could have gone to services, but my husband isn't crazy about the idea of separate seating. Anyways - it is a beautiful building from the outside and we got some very nice pictures!
Written February 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rachel G
Israel7 contributions
A warm and welcoming Kabbalat Shabbat
Nov 2018 • Friends
After Friday night service (beautiful synagogue, but nothing to write home about... few people for this huge space, Rabbi could hardly be heard, was very silent and held a long sermon in French) we were led to an adjacent room, where young local adults welcomed us to a lovely and warm Kabbalat Shabbat. We were about 50 people, locals and tourists. Atmosphere was great, good conversations, togetherness with kiddush, semirot and birkat hamason. Food consisted of nice sephardic dishes, three salads, couscous with two different toppings, wine, fresh Challah and a choice of "petits fours" for desert. Modest but very tasty. Altogether highly recommended. It is mandatory to register and pay in advance (look for website of la Victoire synagogue), we saw people sent away because they did not. Thank you, our brothers and sisters in France, may God keep you safe in these days of uncertainty.
Written January 2, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,584 contributions
Important Building
May 2018 • Solo
An important and historic building. So happy that it has been preserved. A landmark in this part of the city.
Written September 28, 2018
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altman41
Roslyn NY57 contributions
Beautiful synagogue-
Apr 2018 • Couples
We attended Shabbat services twice and felt very welcomed by the congregants. The Temple is quite beautiful with very nice stained glass. We attended Friday night Shabbat dinner hosted by the temple. The people were lovely and the food was very good. However, the Rabbi never came over to welcome us although he interacted with the other temple members. We felt this slight made our temple experience less that perfect and for that reason we only gave three stars.
Written April 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bluesmama11
Castleton On Hudson, NY2,846 contributions
Gorgeous synagogue, wonderful Shabbat hospitality
Sep 2017 • Couples
A huge synagogue with beautiful architecture and an impressive history.
We were lucky to attend Friday night services. Please note that it is separate seating for men & women. After services we had a wonderful Shabbat dinner, served family-style and featuring delicious Sephardic food. Lots of spirit and singing, very enjoyable and highly recommended. You MUST reserve and pay for in advance, and its easy to do safely on their web site.
There were also prompt in answering my questions, which including asking if I could come early before Shabbat to take some photographs inside.
Please remember that you will need to go through security outside at the entrance.
Written December 26, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacques-Elie L
Paris, France56 contributions
Incredible synagogue
Mar 2017 • Couples
The biggest and most beautiful synagogue in Paris. Just incredibly decorated and bright. It's a must see in Paris Jewish life.
Written March 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

leonardg904
Modiin, Israel129 contributions
Grande Synagogue de Paris....tres grande mais pas des gens!
Sep 2016
If you're a Jewish visitor to Paris, this building might interest you for architectural or historical reasons. Built in the 19th century and surviving Nazi occupation..this is a huge orthodox synagogue that alas attracts very few worshipers nowadays as most Parisian Jews no longer live nearby. It still hosts all central communal bodies and Sunday school classes....the shabbat morning service includes cantor and choir and you can order Friday night dinner for 25 euros.Note as with other such buildings..you will be required to identify yourself prior to entry.
Written September 13, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael F
Tel Aviv, Israel598 contributions
Spetacular synagogue!
Dec 2015 • Friends
Spectacular synagogue!!
The architecture is beautiful!
Go there on Friday evening for the Shabbat prayers - it's the best way to visit this beautiful synagogue.
In my opinion there are another two amazing synagogues in Paris:
- The Portuguese synagogue (Synagogue Buffault), near the Great synagogue situated on the rue Buffault, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
- The Synagogue Nazareth, situated on the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.
Written July 15, 2016
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