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Synagogue of Avignon

Practical info

Type of location: Synagogue

Synagogue of Avignon

2, place Jérusalem, 84000 Avignon

Tel : +33 4 90 85 21 24

Historical description


The first attestation of a Jewish presence in Avignon dates from the fourth century. It is a seal representing a five-branch menorah and bearing the inscription avinionensis. Jewish commercial activity was intense under Avignon’s Popes. The tailor of Gregory ... Read more