Synagogue Agoudas Hakehilos

must see synagogue paris In the heart of the Marais area, where the majority of Jews from eastern Europe lived until the mid 20th century, this narrow stretched out Synagogue is a must seen building.
In the early 20th century, Hector Guimard (architect of Art Nouveau who built Paris green metro entrances) was commissioned by the Orthodox Jewish Community of Paris from Poland and Russia, to build a palace, symbol of the Jewish emancipation in France.
All the characteristics of Art Nouveau architecture are assembled here : glass work, metal, concrete, vegetal and mineral inspiration represented by the curves and foliated patterns…
Its wavy facade is notable from all other Parisian building facades.
The remarkable work of design inside the Synagogue (iron balconies, mouldings, furnitures) can’t be missed !

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