Mosquée de Paris - Paris 5th
The Paris Mosque was built
in a Hispano-Moorish style in 1927, with a patio surrounded by galleries.
A prayer center for Paris's Muslim community, the mosque
also offers a library and teaching center. Another pleasant feature
of the mosque is the hammam, a café-restaurant that features
mint tea and delicious pastries. Dont be put off by the crowds
on the street-side terrace, there is normally plenty of room in
the atmospheric interior courtyard, or any one of the elaborately-decorated
rooms. Even if youre not tempted by one of the delicious honey
and almond-based pastries, you might be drawn to some of the artisans
items on sale in the miniature bazaar. Beyond its tea room, the
mosque boasts Paris best known hamman, or Turkish baths.
39 rue St-Hilaire, 5e, M° Censier-Daubenton tel: 01 43 31 38
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine
Open: Winter 8 a.m.-5.30 p.m. - Summer 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
More info: http://www.mosquee-de-paris.com/index.html