Jewish Travelers in Rhône-Alps

  • Lyon in Rhône-Alps : Jewish spiritual heritage in France

    Lyon in Rhône-Alps : Jewish spiritual heritage in France

  • Lyon : Religious heritage tours in France

    Lyon : Religious heritage tours in France

  • Lyon : Jewish tours in France

    Lyon : Jewish tours in France

Jewish Travelers in Rhône-Alps

Let your religious heritage tours in France take you
back to the time when the Franco-German agreement signed in June 1940 made Lyon
what was known as a free French
city. As a result, all Jewish culture and history in France became centralized in this old important French city,
which provided safe refuge to a number of Jews. This site for religious heritage tours in
France was once the center of the Jewish resistance in France.

Lyon
Tourist Office Place Bellecour, 2nd arr., 69000 Lyon, tel. 04.72.77.69.69, 
www.lyon-france.com

Jewish Quarter

Rue Juiverie is just behind the Church
of St-Paul and is a remnant of an old religious heritage Jewish quarter in France that
once contained a synagogue, cemetery, and other community, Jewish culture and history
institutions. Today, in this Jewish spiritual heritage in France site, nothing but the street name
remains.

Synagogues

Grande Synagogue and Consistoire
de Lyon: This spiritual
heritage monument in France was built in 1864, and located on the left
bank of the Saône River, facing the Eglise de St-Georges, the synagogue, a destination
for religious heritage
tours in France, has been designated an official historic spiritual heritage monument in
France. 13, quai Tilsitt, 2nd arr., tel. 04.78.37.13.43 

Another nearby synagogue was built in 1919. 47, rue Montesquieu

Museums and Monuments

Centre d'Histoire de la
Résistance et de la Déportation Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 14
avenue Berthelot, 7th arr., tel. 04.72.73.33.54

Monument to Victims of Nazi
Barbarism Place Bellecour, 2nd arr. Mémorial Musée des Enfants Juifs d'Izieu
About 45 miles east of Lyons is the village of Izieu. On April 6, 1944, Klaus
Barbie's henchmen arrested 44 children and 7 adults who were in hiding.

Most
were sent to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Two teenagers and the director of
the house were shot in Estonia. Of the 51 Jews only one woman survived. Open
daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel. 04.79.87.21.05www.izieu.alma.fr

Restaurants
Henry Lippmann 4, rue Tony Tollet, tel. 04.78.42.49.82. Meat
Jo Délice 44, Rue Rachais, tel. 04.78.69.22.98. Pastries
Le Fortuna 68, rue de la Charité, tel. 04.78.92.91.17. Meat
La Petite Maison 35, rue Pierre Corneille, tel. 04.78.24.99.43. Meat

Bookstore
Decitre 29, place Bellecour, tel. 04.26.68.00.04