A day at the Grand Mosque of Paris

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Ami Hauser

Ami Hauser

 

Students visited  the beautiful Grand Mosque of Paris this week where they learned more about the cultural diversity of France. 

La Grande Mosquée de Paris is located in the 5th arrondissement and is one of the largest mosques in France.  The great entrance door to the Paris Mosque is ornamented with stylized floral motifs in the most pure Islamic style. The Great Mosque of Paris covers an area of 7,500 square meters, and includes: 

A prayer room whose decoration is inspired by many parts of the Muslim world
A school
A library
A conference room
Gardens
Annexes of a restaurant, tea room, and a hammam. 

In all the mosque plays an important role in promoting the visibility of Islam and Muslims in France. It is the oldest mosque in France. 

Students toured the different areas of the mosque during a guided tour.  Afterwards, we went to the restaurant and the students got to try mint tea and have moroccan pastries!  Yummm!

 

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