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Private tour to the Synagogue of Cavaillon and to the Luberon

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Private tour to the Synagogue of Cavaillon and to the Luberon

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Type of tour :

Drving Tour

Length :

Flexible

Collection & Return :

Your hotel or cruise ship

Languages :

English, French & Spanish

Vehicle :

A/C minivan up to 8 guests

Activity level :

Light

Tour Description :

The old Jewish section where the small Jewish community of Cavaillon lived is well preserved. This will help you understand the life of these people until the French Revolution: ghettos and harsh conditions even if they were “protected” by the Pope. The 18th century Synagogue built by the community is a moving testimony left by the “Jews of the Pope“. The style is very special and it looks more like a private noble house in rococo style than to a synagogue. In the basement you will also see the women section and the old oven where the community used to make the “Coudoles” which is the Provencal word for Matzots.

Afterwards, we will tour the area of Luberon and especially the quaint hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Gordes is a very spectacular site perched on the mountains of Vaucluse and Roussillon is quite unique surrounded by ochre cliffs. During the high season, it's possible to tour less touristy places than Gordes and Roussillon.

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