This week, students have been split into three groups visiting various cultural sites around Paris. One of our visits included a visit to the Mosquée de Paris. Students learned about the history of the site and more about the religion of Islam.
Our guide spoke about the call to prayer that Muslims have five times per day. She also took us to the large library in the mosque which houses many important texts and works of art. We also learned that the architecture and decoration inside of mosques will typically include geometric designs, and will never feature the human form. We finished our visit with a traditional mint tea at the tea house located in the mosque.