Place of worship

Grande Synagogue de Paris

44 rue de la Victoire - 75009 Paris

Opéra - Grands Boulevards - 9e Arrondissement

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Description

The Grande Synagogue de Paris, also known as the Synagogue de la Victoire, was inaugurated in 1874 and classified as a historic monument in 1987. Situated in the 9th arrondissement, it is the official seat of the chief rabbi of France and the chief rabbi of Paris. Visitors can admire its beautiful 36-metre-high Romanesque façade before stepping inside to discover the impressive 28-metre-long nave. Architecturally, the synagogue is a combination of Romanesque, Byzantine and Second Empire styles. Internal features include the Torah ark, great organ, grand staircase, stained-glass windows, gilded bronze candelabras, and the foyer. Most of the religious items, including the solid silver menorah and the Ner Tamid light, were donated by Gustave de Rothschild and his wife. The centre of the Parisian Jewish community’s spiritual life, the Grande Synagogue de la Victoire is used for official ceremonies and other events throughout the year. With a capacity of 1,800, it is the second largest synagogue in Europe.

Languages spoken

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Tours are not available for individuals and families. They may attend a religious service (Friday, 6.30pm in winter or 7.30pm in summer ; Saturdays 9.30am), giving the Grande Synagogue notice of their arrival. Contact: Félix Loeb - Head of tours - Tel. : +33 (0) 1 45 26 95 36 (in the morning) - email: infos@lavictoire.org

Guided tour

Possibility of visits on Mondays and Thursdays (9am-12pm). Contact: Félix Loeb - Head of tours - Tel. : +33 (0) 1 45 26 95 36 (in the morning) - email: infos@lavictoire.org

Group tour

Groups: €60 + €1.50/participant and free for the visitor. Contact: Félix Loeb - Head of tours - Tel. : +33 (0) 1 45 26 95 36 (in the morning) - email: infos@lavictoire.org

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Grande Synagogue de Paris

44 rue de la Victoire
75009 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 45 26 95 36
infos@lavictoire.org
www.lavictoire.org

  • Subway - Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Bus - 26, 32, 43, 74

Place of worship in the same district: Opéra - Grands Boulevards

Place of worship in the same arrondissement: 9th arrondissement

Place of worship in Paris and in the Paris Region: Place of worship

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