Synagogue, Comtadin Jewish Museum of Cavaillon

A masterpiece of Comtadine art of the eighteenth century, the synagogue of Cavaillon testifies to the Jewish community. It is one of the best known synagogues in France.

As a witness to the life of the Jewish community in the 17th century, Cavaillon was like Avignon, Carpentras and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a city of refuge.

The life of the career was organized around the synagogue. The latter, rebuilt in the 18th century (1772-1774) on bases of the 15th century, translates a dual Jewish and Provencal culture, peculiar to the “Jews of the Pope”.

It is composed of two superimposed volumes, connected by an external staircase. At the same time a place of prayer, school and community assembly, she is a witness to the collective life of the “Pope's Jews”. Its decor will surprise the visitor with the richness and the precious of its unique furniture.

Since the 1960s, the synagogue has been home to the Comtadin Jewish Museum where objects from the “cemetery of books” are presented, objects of worship from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and important archives from the holdings of the ancient Jewish community of Cavaillon.

A masterpiece of Comtadin art of the eighteenth century, it is one of the most remarkable Jewish prayer houses known. The synagogue rebuilt in the 18th century, in the heart of the old Jewish quarter of Cavaillon is both a place of prayer and a museum.

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Musée juif comtadin - ancienne synagogue
Rue Hébraïque
84300 Cavaillon
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Dernière mise à jour 17/06/2024

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