France / Nouvelle-Aquitaine


Bidache. Photo by Wikipedia

The Jewish presence in Bidache seems to date from the 17th century with the arrival of Marranos from Spain and Portugal. They benefited from the protection of the Duke of Gramont.

Although there was no significant Jewish presence after the Revolution, there is still a  Jewish cemetery outside the town in Aquitaine.

Built in the 1660s, it is located on the Route du Port. It contains about a hundred graves dating from the mid-17th to mid-18th centuries.