Jewish Travelers in Rhône-Alps

Let your religious heritage tours in France take youback to the time when the Franco-German agreement signed in June 1940 made Lyonwhat was known as a free Frenchcity. 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 inFrance was once the center of the Jewish resistance in France.

Tourist Office Place Bellecour, 2nd arr., 69000 Lyon, tel., (External link)

Jewish Quarter

Rue Juiverie is just behind the Churchof St-Paul and is a remnant of an old religious heritage Jewish quarter in France thatonce contained a synagogue, cemetery, and other community, Jewish culture and historyinstitutions. Today, in this Jewish spiritual heritage in France site, nothing but the street nameremains.


Grande Synagogue and Consistoirede Lyon: This spiritualheritage monument in France was built in 1864, and located on the leftbank of the Saône River, facing the Eglise de St-Georges, the synagogue, a destinationfor religious heritagetours in France, has been designated an official historic spiritual heritage monument inFrance. 13, quai Tilsitt, 2nd arr., tel.

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

Museums and Monuments

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

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

Mostwere sent to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Two teenagers and the director ofthe house were shot in Estonia. Of the 51 Jews only one woman survived. Opendaily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel., (External link)

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

Decitre 29, place Bellecour, tel.