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Avignon Synagogue

2 Place Jerusalem, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 18 85 67 13
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A beautiful and historic building

Only open from 9-11am Mon to Thurs, this synagogue is well worth a short visit. Entry is free and... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unusual Synagogue--Visit Could Have Be Better

As indicated in the tour guides, I wrote ahead (in my high school French) to secure permission to... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2016
Myra S
Westchester, New York
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This 19th-century synagogue, built on the site of a much older one that had been destroyed by a fire, reflects the ancient roots of Jewish culture in Avignon.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Sep 6, 2017
“A beautiful and historic building”
Jun 13, 2016
“Unusual Synagogue--Visit Could Have Be Better”
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2 Place Jerusalem, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 18 85 67 13
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Only open from 9-11am Mon to Thurs, this synagogue is well worth a short visit. Entry is free and the domed ceiling and intimate seating give a good feel for the Jewish community in this area. It would have been even better to have seen...More

Thank Brad_Lizzie
Reviewed June 13, 2016

As indicated in the tour guides, I wrote ahead (in my high school French) to secure permission to view this synagogue. I received a nice confirmation and my husband and I looked forward to this visit. (For those who are not aware, Jews have been...More

4  Thank Myra S
Reviewed June 5, 2016

I wish to share my VERY unhappy experience with the Avignon synagogue. We had been planning a trip to Provence. I wrote and asked to be able to see the synagogue while there. Sadly, no one ever took the time to answer my email. This...More

5  Thank Linda H
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Building looks unprepossessing and unwelcoming. However, we knocked on a side door and were let in by a woman who gave us a tour and explanation.

Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed April 11, 2016

This small, stark and angular building in the Place de Jerusalem is 19th century and replaced an earlier Synagogue. Our guide told us that the Catholic church tolerated Jews in Avignon, hence the Synagogue. It was closed when our tour reached it so we were...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed November 22, 2015

I was very disappointed that we didn’t get to see the inside of this small, oddly configured building. I’ve seen many synagogues in my travels, but none quite like this one. Fortunately, our local guide provided a fascinating narrative about the building and the struggles,...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The synagogue is small but recalls the time when there was an active Jewish community in Avignon. There remains a small community in the city but the events of the Second World War are recognized by the street name outside the synagogue recognizing a Jewish...More

1  Thank Riverdog1
Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Opens 10-12 15-17 so saw it only from the outside . Originally built in another place and moved to the current place . Names of victims of world war 2 are signed .

1  Thank Gidons51
Reviewed July 19, 2015

What makes this synagogue interesting is that its round. That's unusual for a synagogue. Piece of advice, wear suitable clothing for a religious establishment.

2  Thank JR_Bournemouth_UK
Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This temple is closed and has not been servicing the small Jewish population in Avignon for a long time. We were told that the Pope had strict instructions to permit the Synagogues in France as long as they could not be seen from a Church....More

3  Thank bsorge
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