The Buffault Synagogue is a synagogue in Paris 9th arrondissement and we highly recommend you visit this beautiful religious building.
But before that, let’s return on its story. In the 19th century, two Jewish communities of different rites (German and Portuguese) don’t get along on the possible fusion of their rites. The Germain believers inherit the Synagogue de la Victoire, but a new place of worship is needed for the Portuguese Jews.
It’s decided to build a synagogue designed to welcome then and it’s Stanislas Ferrand who has been assigned to the blueprints. The architect decides to build this new place in a Roman-Byzantine style, like many synagogues in Paris at that time. He later calls in Albert Philippe Le Roy de Bonneville for the indoor decoration.
Outside, a façade made of two concentric circles, a gothic style rose window and a pediment topped by the Tablets of Stone welcome curious people and faithful. Inside this beautiful building, arches supporting the galleries are named after the great men of the Jewish history, four rose windows embellish the ceiling and large chandeliers light up the whole place.
To visit the Buffault Synagogue, you better call to ask to attend a service.
28 Rue Buffault
75009 Paris 9