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“Amazing experience - but be in an adventurous frame of mind!”
Review of Mosquee de Paris

Mosquee de Paris
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Paris Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour by Mercedes 280SE
Ranked #218 of 2,275 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Park your judgments and inhibitions at the door and this Hammam can be wonderful - and a memory of Paris that you'll never forget. Very interesting and relaxing - I would definitely return. But some suggestions to make it as good as possible:

* bring a bathing suit - bottoms are compulsory and most women I saw were wearing only a bikini bottom. Some started in a top as well but most abandoned them as the temperature went up.
* go with a friend - all the women I saw were in groups of two or more ...
* we arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday and the place was hopping with gorgeous young girls before going out - loved the energy in the air. By the time of my massage at 7:00, things were really emptying out
* bring a plastic shopping bag with a towel (otherwise you can rent one) and a bottle of water - it gets very dehydrating with all the steam. And it gives you a place to store your tickets for the massage and tea - mine were in shreds by the time I used them. Lots of women skipped the official gommage and did themselves or a friend with their own glove. I also saw women with deep hair conditioner, etc.
* the massages are hit and miss - mine was wonderful, but my friend's masseuse spent all her time distracted and chatting to other staff around her. A 20 min massage was great (53 euros for the full package). The oil smelled lovely.
* here's the drill: you enter the Hammam area and go to the world's most cramped locker/changing area. You need a 1 euro coin for the locker. Then you pass through the low heat room where the massages take place and tea is sipped. Take a shower and then soap up with the liquid mud/olive soap they give you in the adjoining room. Let it soak in in the medium steam room then proceed to the gommage (loofah mitt scrub down). Shower again and then alternate between the medium hot room and the super-hot room with cold plunge pool. After an hour or so of this, head back into the first low heat room to wait your turn for a massage. Although we had written our names down beside a number in the book, it was clearly not being followed. We did not have to wait as things were quieting down. There are extra masseuses upstairs too. Use your ticket to get your mint tea at the counter and relax for a few minutes. Then a quick change back to street clothes and you're done.

Highly recommended, but you have to get in the spirit of things!

5  Thank LaBelleVieCanada
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Go to Marrakech to see the real Moorish thing. And save yourself 3 Euros and a walk to the middle of nowhere.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

For just a few euros you can take a break from the city in the cafe and enjoy the delicious tea. Add a few pastries if you want to re-charge some calories for the day!

Many people choose to sit outside for the official Parisian passtime of patio lounging! But inside is completely laid-back and relaxing with tall ceilings, brightly decorated rooms, open concepts with small birds flying about....I could have sat there all day.

Kudos to the staff. Even though we were just drinking tea, we never felt rushed. A nice unique experience in Paris.

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank dadarren
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

It cost 3 Euro (adult) and 2 Euro (students) to pay a visit to the Mosquee. We found the interior very nice. We did not have access to the praying area. In the other corner of the Mosquee was a café and a restaurant that looked very nice as well. Quite expensive though, so we didn't eat there.

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The Paris Mosque is busy, very busy however the staff is friendly and professional and the service is swift. The location is beautiful and the mint tea is the best in Paris!
We went on a Saturday and the place was crowded, I suppose during the week it is calmer.

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank kr0k0
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