Jewish Travelers in Burgundy

The Jewish culture and history in this religious heritage tours inFrance region dates back to the end of the 12th century.

During this period the Jewishquarters 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 desJuifs (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 afterthe Jews were expelled from France in 1306. A new community was establishedafter the French Revolution.

Museum

Musée Archéologique de Dijon. TheDijon Archeology Museum holds an important collection of 12th- and 13th-centuryJewish tombstones, tombstone fragments and other spiritual religious heritage artifacts in France.5, rue du Docteur-Maret, tel. 03.80.30.88.54

Synagogue

This lovely religious heritage monument inFrance was established in 1879. During the occupation the Germans used thesynagogue as a warehouse, but it was spared the destruction that many otherbuildings suffered during the World War II and lost only its original pews. 5, rue de la Synagogue, tel.03.80.66.46.47

Tourist Office 34, rue des Forges, 21000 Dijon, tel. 03.80.44.11.44

Visit www.dijon-tourism.com (External link) for more information