Jewish residents in the eastern Parisian suburb of Pontault Combault celebrated the opening of a luxury ritual bath designed with local women and tourists to the nearby Disneyland Paris in mind.

Operated by Chabad-Lubavitch of Seine-et-Marne, the facility – known in Hebrew as a mikvah – features upscale fixtures and decorative touches that give it a spa-like feel.

An estimated 150 people turned out for the June 29 grand opening ceremony, which was presided over by Chabad House directors Rabbi Yossi and Tsalcha Amar.


An estimated 150 Jewish residents from the eastern Parisian suburb of Pontault Combault turned out for the grand opening of the commune’s first ritual bath.


Operated by Chabad-Lubavitch of Seine-et-Marne, the mikvah features upscale fixtures and decorative touches.


Preparation rooms include a shower and bath; women who use the facility can take advantage of luxury toiletries.


The facility’s centerpiece is a pool of water connected to a reservoir of rain water. Its dimensions and plumbing operation are dictated by Jewish law.


Located east of Paris, Pontault Combault sits a stone’s throw from Disneyland Paris.


Attendees tour the new facility.


Tsalcha Amar answers questions from local women.


Locals join Sara Amar, mother of Rabbi Yossi Amar, in cutting the ribbon to the new facility.