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158 The French Ambassador's Residence

1 Toulouse St., Ajami, Jaffa.

Architect: Yitzhak Rappaport, 1936

A visit in the public areas of one of the most distinctive International Style homes built in the 1930’s. It was commissioned by Muhammed el-Rachim (Abu Hassan), who was a prominent resident of Jaffa in the early part of the 20th century. It was designed in the International Style by the architect Yitzhak Rappaport, a personal friend of Abu Hassan, while taking into consideration the family’s Muslim way of life. In keeping with the times, the villa was designed as a totality, namely as a complete and meticulous work that incorporated all the furnishings and finishing details. The house still contains original Art Deco elements, items made by master carpenters, and other architectural elements characteristic of the period, such as the staircase banister. The walls are decorated with works of contemporary French art.

The tours will be led alternately by the architect Oded Rappaport, whose father Yitzhak Rappaport designed the building, and the tour guide, Ms. Paule Rakower.

On Thursday at 15:15, there will be tours in French and English. At 15:30, there will be a tour for DigiTel Resident card holders only (registration through Digitel).

From 16:00, entry to the house is by turn.

Entry to the residence will be in groups of 20 every 30 minutes.

Entry by presenting an ID. Entry will not be allowed without ID.

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Reservations not required

Open tours for the first 20 people in line. Reservations not required.

Reservations not required
Thursday, 23.5, 15:15-18:30.
Friday, May 24th, 9:15-12:30. The first tour (at 9:15) will be in French. The last tour will start at 12:30.

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