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The Great Synagogue of Bordeaux first began construction in the 19th Century. During World War II, it was desecrated when it was used as a prison for Jewish people before deportation to concentration camps. After a lengthy restoration, today it is recognized as an official historic monument by the French government. The synagogue, which is one of the largest in France, has impressive stained glass windows and Middle Eastern architectural accents. It can easily accommodate around 1500 devotees at a time.