Explore the rich Jewish history of France on this private, chauffeured tour through the beautiful French countryside, including Marseille, Avignon, and Cavaillon. Visit lively Jewish quarters, the famous synagogue of Marseille, and more.
What to Expect
France has always had an active Jewish community; in fact, it has the third largest in Europe and has been active since the 7th century. Explore the rich and fascinating culture of the Jewish people in this beautiful guided tour of the French countryside around Provence.
Your first stop is a visit to the famous synagogue of Marseille, built by Napoleon III in the second half of the 19th century. Next, the tour heads to the wall of names built in memory of the 4000 Jews deported by the Nazis in 1943. From here, you can take a moment to the admire the panoramic view of the Bay of Marseille from Notre Dame de la Garde, and the splendid view of the seaside city.
Then ascend from Marseille to Avignon to visit its lively Jewish Quarter and the spectacular and immense Palais des Papes, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. The last stop on the tour is the village of Cavaillon. Built in the 15th century, it serves as an exceptional example of the Rocaille Provencal style. If there is time at the end of the tour, stop by the oldest synagogue in Carpentras, built in 1367, as a farewell treat.
- Full-day luxury car transportation - including cost of insurance, gas, tolls, and parking
- A professional chauffeur and guide to assist you on your trip
- All taxes
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Admission to museums