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Review of Mosquee de Paris

Mosquee de Paris
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$162.30*
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Paris Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour by Mercedes 280SE
Ranked #266 of 1,314 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was a wonderful experience for me. I had never been to a mosque, and didn't know what to expect. If you have never been to one, keep in mind you cannot go into the prayer room if you are not Muslim. You certainly can't go in to take photos. We learned that the hard way. Also, ladies, you cannot go in scantily clad. Be respectful...We saw a few women who had to put sheets over them because they had short skirts. They looked embarassed to have to put on extra clothing but it's the respectful thing to do.

Overall a great experience, but I wouldn't necessarily say it is a "must do" unless you are in Paris for an extended period of time and have gotten tired of seeing a million cathedrals.

2  Thank Shere M
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Paris Mosque was built in 1922 in the Hispano-Mooresque style and overlooked by a minaret.to honor the North African countries that had helped France during World War I. A major renovation was completed in 1992. Made of reinforced concrete, the mosque was decorated with mosaics, wood carvings and wrought iron brought from Morocco. It remains an active place of worship for North Africans living in Paris.
The courtyard encloses a garden, symbol of Muslim paradise. At the heart of the religious buildings is a patio surrounded by finely carved arcades, modelled upon the Alhambra in Granada.
Eating at the Muslim Restaurant de la Mosquée de Paris, famous for couscous and sweet mint tea, is a must. Food is so delicious (especially the Harira soup) with beautiful atmosphere as if you are in Morocco ... and pigeons everywhere make it wonderful and peaceful.
the address is: 39 rue Geoffroy St. Hilaire - and the nearest metro station is Monge (line 7).
you can visit as well Jardin des Plantes with a small zoo inside, Musee Cluny (middle ages) and museum of the arab wotld (musee du monde arabe) as they are very near.

3  Thank amreltouny
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Had a stroll through Jardins des Plantes, then into the tea room. Mint tea appeared in front of us like magic. Hot, sweet, minty and delicious. Atmosphere is great. Not hurried, very relaxed. A place for deep discussions between friends or a quiet place to read. Oh, and the decor is pretty amazing too. A very different experience to other cafes in Paris.

4  Thank DaveA1966
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Beautiful and tranquil off the beaten track mosque that transports you to another age.
Try the tea rooms at the back of the mosque - A real experience of French Arabic food and if you are daring there is also a hammam you can visit. Mosque is closed on Fridays to visitors unless you come for prayers

3  Thank LancashireWilltravel
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

No entrance fees, beautiful Maure architecture, gorgeous grounds. A café is located nearby where you can order a mint tea. Delicious!!

3  Thank laube1234
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