Famous for its green tea and marvelous park, the Great Mosque of Paris, built in 1922 and inaugurated in 1926 (as a sign of France’s gratefulness to the Muslim tirailleurs from the colonies who had fought against Germany during World War I), is above all else a unique monument in Paris and a place of freedom of worship as well as one of Paris’ architectural gems.
It’s the largest mosque in France and the second largest in Europe.
Located just behind the Jardin des Plantes (read our article on this amazing park), the one-hectare building is open to visitors and to believers who want to pray.
2 bis Place du Puits de l’Ermite
Metro stops: Censier-Daubenton or Place Monge (Line 7)
Where: Grande Mosquée de Paris, Place du Puits de l'Ermite, Paris, France
Metro: Place Monge (Line 7)