1. Sacred Destinations
  2. France
  3. Paris
  4. Paris Mosque

Paris Mosque

Photo © Rob Annable. View all images in our Paris Mosque Photo Gallery.
Photo © Rob Annable.
Photo © Rob Annable.
Photo © Wilda.

The Mosquée de Paris (Paris Mosque) is a beautiful 20th-century mosque in Paris that closely resembles those of Marrakesh.

History

The Paris Mosque was built in 1922 to honor the North African countries that had helped France during World War I. A major renovation was completed in 1992.

What to See

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, especially on Friday, the Muslim holy day, and during the holy month of Ramadan.

Visitors are welcome at the Paris Mosque and short tours are given of the building, its central courtyard, and its Moorish garden. Guides also present a brief history of the Islamic faith. In the winter, the main attraction for locals are the marble Turkish baths. Baths for men are open Tuesdays and Sundays; other days are for women only.

In the summer, students from nearby universities and tourists in the know gather for couscous and sweet mint tea at the Muslim Restaurant de la Mosquée de Paris (tel. 01-43-31-18-14). The restaurant adjoins the courtyard of the mosque and is open daily from noon to 3pm and 7 to 10:30pm.

Quick Facts on Paris Mosque

Site Information
Names:Paris Mosque
City:Paris
State:Ile-de-France
Country:France
Categories:Mosques
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Paris, France
Coordinates:48.841800° N, 2.355280° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Paris Mosque

Below is a location map and aerial view of Paris Mosque. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

More Information

Article Info

Title:Paris Mosque
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:04/11/2009
Permalink:www.sacred-destinations.com/france/paris-mosque/morocco/marrakesh
Link code:<a href="http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/paris-mosque/morocco/marrakesh">Paris Mosque</a>