France / Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Granet Museum

13100 Place Saint-Jean de Malte, Aix-en-Provence, France

The census ordered in 1341 by Robert, count of Provence, gave the Jewish population of Aix at the times as 1205, representing the 203 families grouped together in the Jewish quarter.

The present-day rue de la Verrerie corresponds to part of the old Jewish quarter.

Rue Vivaut was the site of the community buildings, including the synagogue, the butcher shop, the hospital, and the alms house. Nothing of these buildings remains.

The Granet Museum (Musée Granet) houses a cast of a funerary inscription stating “Rabbi Salomon, son of Rabbi David up above in the year [500]2. The Jewish year 5002 corresponds to 1241-42 C.E.