Serene moments at the Grand Mosque of Paris
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Do you want to experience another culture, get away from it all and relax without leaving Paris? A fifteen-minute walk from your Hotel des Mines, close to the Museum of Natural History and the Jardin des Plantes, you’ll find the Grand Mosque of Paris!
The Grand Mosque; Moorish art and art of living
Start your discovery of the place by visiting the Grand Mosque itself. Built in the 20s, it was inspired by the Moorish style in general and by one of the most beautiful mosques of Fez, Morocco, in particular. This splendid building impresses with its 33-metre high minaret and dazzling white walls as well as with the delicacy of its mosaics and floral motifs. Its huge prayer room, with its gorgeous decor and beautiful carpets, is an amazing sight. However, the 7,500 m² of the Grand Mosque compound contains other delights, such as its hammam and tearoom.
Tranquil moments at the Grand Mosque
Whether you come to visit the prayer room, work in the library or are just passing through the neighbourhood, the gardens and tearoom of the Grand Mosque await you with a welcoming sense of tranquillity. Seemingly cut off from the hubbub of the city, the patios are an irresistible invitation to savour a mint tea served in the old way and to taste some traditional pastries. Time seems to stop here as everyone enjoys the peaceful ambiance. For a profound wellness experience, you can continue with a soothing hammam session...
Your Hotel des Mines loves to recommend places that are truly soulful and can be reached on foot from the hotel. The Grand Mosque of Paris is well worth a visit for its fascinating cultural aspects, its relaxing atmosphere and for a delicious gourmet break!
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