The Paris Mosque has been offered by France to honor the 70 000 muslim soldiers who died during World War One. Now that many muslims live in France, the mosque is the best known in the country and is very influential. Paris monuments.
A beautiful monument made of reinforced concrete, Paris Mosque is the testimony of the 150 year long presence of the muslim faith in Paris and France.
Paris Mosque is at the same time a peaceful and beautiful monument, a place of worhship, a place of study (Institut Musulman) and an influential voice in french society. Discover Paris Mosque
Decorated with mosaics, wood carvings and wrought iron from Morocco, Paris Mosque is an active place of worship for the many Parisians of North African origin, especially on Friday, the Muslim holy day, and during the holy month of Ramadan. In Paris Mosque, you can visit the patio, the gardens and a number of rooms.
Paris Mosque has an oriental restaurant, a lovely tea room and a hamman. Paris Mosque tearoom and restaurant are open everyday from 9am to 12pm. Check them on web site.
To honor the 70 000 muslim soldiers who died during World War One, the French government decided in 1920 to finance the construction of a mosque, the first in France. Paris Mosque was inaugurated by the French President and the Sultan of Marocco in 1926.
Paris Mosque is inspired by El-Qaraouiyyin Mosque in Fes, Morocco. Paris Mosque 33 meters minaret is a replica of the minaret of Zitouna Mosque, Tunisia.
Paris metro: Place Monge station, line 7
tel: +33 (0)1 45 35 97 33.
Paris Mosque entrance fee: 3 euros.
Opening times: summer 9am-12am / 2pm-7pm. Winter 9am-12am / 2pm-6pm.
Locate Paris Mosque entrance on Paris map.