The Grand Synagogue of Paris, as it name suggests it, is the biggest synagogue in the French capital. Also called the Synagogue de la Victoire, it was built during the Second Empire. At that time, the Jewish community in Paris doubles and needs new places of worship.
It’s one of the main architects of the Jewish community in the late 19th century Alfred-Philibert Aldrophe who’s entrusted with the construction of the building. Built between 1867 and 1874 in a neo-Byzantine style, the Synagogue de la Victoire features large arches, a beautiful rose window and an impressive semi-circular tympanum.
But don’t stop just outside and dare go inside! For private people and families, the Grand Synagogue of Paris offers to attend the religious services of Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. Outside the services, tourists can call or send an email to book a tour on Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Inside the Synagogue, listed a historical monument since 1987, the visitor discovers a striking decorum: a nave with an impressive volume, red velvet and wonderful stained-glass windows by Antoine Lusson, Eugène Oudinot and Lefèvre depicting the twelve Tribes of Israel.
A wonderful tour’s to be planned in this beautiful Parisian synagogue!
Grande Synagogue de Paris
44 Rue de la Victoire
75009 Paris 9
01 45 26 95 36