Mosquée de Paris

Latin Quarter

Paris’ central mosque, with a striking 26m-high minaret, was completed in 1926 in an ornate art deco Moorish style. You can visit the interior to admire the intricate tile work and calligraphy. A separate entrance leads to the wonderful North African–style hammam, restaurant and tearoom, and a small souk (actually more of a gift shop). Visitors must be modestly dressed.

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2. Grande Galerie de l’Évolution

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6. La Ménagerie


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7. Arènes de Lutèce

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8. George Orwell's Boarding House

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