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Cavaillon

Cavaillon
The Essential
Cavaillon has only retained a few memories of its past, but the most moving recollection is without doubt provided by the synagogue which evokes the plight of the large Jewish community of Comtat. Cavaillon, dominated by Saint-Jacques hill on which the oppidum of Cabello once stood and which was the origin of this town, is today France's biggest fruit and vegetable market. It is also the home of the town's famous melon which is eaten at every opportunity.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Cavaillon

The "Carrière" (quarry) of Cavaillon
The "Carrière" (quarry) of Cavaillon
This was Cavaillon's Jewish ghetto. The
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St Véran cathedral
St Véran cathedral
This cathedral honours the patron saint
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Place du Clos
Place du Clos
For many years this square hosted the
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Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu
Fine archaeological collections are on
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St Jacques Hill
St Jacques Hill
The originally Romanesque Chapelle Saint
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Synagogue and Jewish Museum
Synagogue and Jewish Museum
This synagogue, France's oldest, dating
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