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Avignon Ancient Jewish Quarter

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Avignon Ancient Jewish Quarter

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Basic Information

Location Rue Jacob, Avignon
Country France
City Avignon

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0002_0_01667.html
Geographical Coordinates 43.94878,4.80922


Summary

The Jewish quarter, or carrière des Juifs, was surrounded by walls and closed by three gates. The Jews of Avignon were obliged to pay a tax to the collegiate chapter of St. Peter's (Arch. départ. G IX. 10). Although covering an area of approximately 100 yards by 100 yards, the quarter housed over 1000 persons in 1358. One of the cemeteries was located on the site formerly called La Pignotte.


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