Jewish Travelers in Rhône-Alps

Jewish Travelers in Rhône-Alps

The Franco-German agreement signed in June 1940 made Lyon what was known as a free city. As a result, all Jewish life in France became centralized here and the city was able to provide safe refuge to a number of Jews. It was also the center of the Jewish resistance in France.

Lyon
Tourist Office Place Bellecour, 2nd arr., 69000 Lyon, tel. 04.72.77.69.69, 
www.lyon-france.com

Jewish Quarter
Rue Juiverie is just behind the Church of St-Paul and is a remnant of an old Jewish quarter that once contained a synagogue, cemetery, and other community institutions. Today, nothing but the street name remains.

Synagogues
Grande Synagogue and Consistoire de Lyon: Built in 1864, and located on the left bank of the Saône River, facing the Eglise de St-Georges, the synagogue has been designated an official historic monument. 13, quai Tilsitt, 2nd arr., tel. 04.78.37.13.43 
Another nearby synagogue was built in 1919. 47, rue Montesquieu

Museums and Monuments
Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 14 avenue Berthelot, 7th arr., tel. 04.72.73.33.54
Monument to Victims of Nazi Barbarism Place Bellecour, 2nd arr. Mémorial Musée des Enfants Juifs d'Izieu About 45 miles east of Lyons is the village of Izieu. On April 6, 1944, Klaus Barbie's henchmen arrested 44 children and 7 adults who were in hiding. Most were sent to the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Two teenagers and the director of the house were shot in Estonia. Of the 51 Jews only one woman survived. Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel. 04.79.87.21.05, 
www.izieu.alma.fr

Restaurants
Henry Lippmann 4, rue Tony Tollet, tel. 04.78.42.49.82. Meat
Jo Délice 44, Rue Rachais, tel. 04.78.69.22.98. Pastries
Le Fortuna 68, rue de la Charité, tel. 04.78.92.91.17. Meat
La Petite Maison 35, rue Pierre Corneille, tel. 04.78.24.99.43. Meat

Bookstore
Decitre 29, place Bellecour, tel. 04.26.68.00.04

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