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I am trying to visit the synagogue in Carpentras. I have tried some websites but have not received a reply as to whether the synagogue is open to visitors. Tried the areas website but the reply came back in French which I did not understand.
Has anyone any information?

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If you got a reply in French, copy and paste it onto google translate. It's not perfect, but good enough to get the gist. If it is a website, fire up google translate to read it.

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Go to: Visite Guidee: La Synagogue de Carpentras

There is a Union Jack (British flag, that is) button at the top right to click on for the English language version. It seems there are guided visits (visites guidées) . The Ventoux is in "la France Profonde", as they say, so it is not surprising if they replied to you in French.

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We stayed in Carpentras in 2007 and my friend did a guided tour of the synagogue and said it was very worthwhile. There was a sign at the location which provided information.

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Be warned .... the guided visit will probably be in French, if that matters to you.

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My Cadogan Guide for Provence gives the synagogue open times as Mon. - Thur. 10 - 12 and 3 - 5, Fri. and hols. 10 - 12 and 3 - 4. I have no clear recollection of whether the tour was in English; however, my French is pretty rudimentary. My lasting impression is that I understood everything, so don't worry about that issue. If you are interested, there is also a small synagogue and museum in Cavaillon, not too far from Carpentras.