Follow the path of the Jewish people in Provence and learn about their history on a private, full-day tour from Marseille. Visit a synagogue, see the Palais de Papes and Jewish Quarter in Avignon, stop at a Jewish bakery and the ritual baths, and more.
What to Expect
In the 14th century, the countryside of Provence became the home of many Jews after they were exiled from the Kingdom of France by Philip the Fair and Charles VI. Now, on a full-day tour, learn about their lives and history with visits to important sites in the region.
Your tour begins in Marseille, a city with a very active Jewish community. Visit the synagogue and see the name wall, with the names of 4,000 Jews deported by the Nazis during World War II. Continue on to Notre-Dame de la Garde for a fabulous view before making your way to Avignon. Here, visit the Palais des Papes and then see the Jewish Quarter.
Your next stop will be in Cavaillon, where you can see an 18th-century synagogue, an exceptional example of the Rocaille Provencal style. Explore the small medieval ghetto and visit the Jewish bakery and ritual baths.
Where you go next is up to you. Because your tour is private, you can customize it according to your interests, so simply let your driver know what you want to see or learn about, and you will be taken there.
Know Before You Go
Please note: your tour may experience a delay due to traffic.