A Jewish Heritage - Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

780926


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Mature children are very welcome, under the supervision and the responsability of a parent.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car and take stairs

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Carpentras and the oldest synagogue in France


Since the Antiquity an important Jewish community settled in Provence, especially in its northern part known as the "Comtat Venaissin", the land of the Pope.

Through the centuries the "Jews of the Pope" left here a remarkable heritage ; an heritage made of joy and deep sadness.

We will focus on the relations between this community and the provencal society, the Popes and the kings of Provence and France, and also their lifestyle and important contribution in fields such as economy, science and arts.

Carpentras, where you will of course see the old jewish ghetto and the synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe, known for an amazing medieval mikve.

I can book a kosher restaurant in the splendid Fontaine de Vaucluse (lunch not included)

In Cavaillon the former synagogue transformed into a museum
OR
In Aix-en-Provence, the camp des Milles was a "transition" or "regrouping" camp before people were sent to the death camps. It is now a memorial, a remarkable museum, and an education facility for new generations

Itinerary

This tour is available from Monday to Friday.

In Carpentras:
Visit of the former Jewish ghetto
Visit of the synagogue (Monday to Friday - entrance fee included)

In Fontaine de Vaucluse:
Lunch, kosher or not (lunch not included)

In Cavaillon:
Visit of the synagogue-museum (entrance fee included)
OR
In Aix-en-Provence:
Visit of the Camp des milles (entrance fee included)

Please let me know in advance what is your choice.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

New luxury air conditioned minivan, full options, very comfortable, panoramic sunroof, complimentary bottles of water...

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: My time and services as your private Guide
Transportation by minivan
The insurance coverage
Free wifi
Bottles of water

The entrance fee to the synagogue of Carpentras, The entrance fee to the synagogue-museum of Cavaillon OR the Camp des milles memorial

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Lunch

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    780926


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Mature children are very welcome, under the supervision and the responsability of a parent.

    Friendly: Yes.
    You must be able to get in and out of a car and take stairs

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (basic)

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