Jewish Travelers in Burgundy
The Jewish culture and history in this religious heritage tours in
France region dates back to the end of the 12th century.
During this period the Jewish
quarters consisted of Rue de la Petite Juiverie (site of the medieval synagogue,
now Rue Piron), Rue de la Grande-Juiverie (now Rue Charrue), and the Rue des
Juifs (now Rue Buffon).
The cemetery, a testament to Jewish culture and history,
was located on what is now Rue Berlier. This French religious site was destroyed after
the Jews were expelled from France in 1306. A new community was established
after the French Revolution.
Musée Archéologique de Dijon. The
Dijon Archeology Museum holds an important collection of 12th- and 13th-century
Jewish tombstones, tombstone fragments and other spiritual religious heritage artifacts in France.
5, rue du Docteur-Maret, tel. 03.80.30.88.54
This lovely religious heritage monument in
France was established in 1879. During the occupation the Germans used the
synagogue as a warehouse, but it was spared the destruction that many other
buildings suffered during the World War II and lost only its original pews. 5, rue de la Synagogue, tel.
Tourist Office 34, rue des Forges, 21000 Dijon, tel. 03.80.44.11.44
Visit www.dijon-tourism.com for more information