Islam in Paris: visit of the Great Mosque of Paris

The walk starts from the Grand Mosque of Paris then goes through the Botanical Garden and ends at the Institute of the Arab world.

A walk in Paris to discover the Great Mosque of Paris, the Gardens of plants (Jardin des plantes in French and the Institute of the Arab world. If you wish to visit the all the monuments and museums it will cost 35 euros per person!. Nothing is free the first Sunday of the month, the mosque is closed on friday. The walk is very enjoyable even without visiting the buildings. The stroll in the botanical gardens can stand on its own, the promenade along the banks of the Seine is also worth a visit. Unless you have a passion for the Arab world you can refrain from the visit of the Institute of the Arab world. It's simply not interesting.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 4 h.

Entrance to the Mosque of Paris

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Entrance to the Mosque of Paris
The entrance to the mosque is located under the minaret. The mosque was inaugurated in 1926. This place embodies the link and the friendship between France and Islam.

The courtyard of the Mosque

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The courtyard of the Mosque
'You can go into the mosque to admire the courtyard. After you have to pay to see more (if you aren''t muslim). The courtyard is like the rest of the building in poor condition. '

The large Patio

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The large Patio
The large Patio is located just before the the prayer hall.

The large Patio and the minaret

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The large Patio and the minaret
There is an entrance fee: 3 euros. The mosque is a place of worship and you don’t need to pay if you want to pray. The 3 euros are for Muslim charities.

The gardens of the Mosque

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The gardens of the Mosque
There’s nothing to guide the visitors, you don’t know what is forbidden or not.

The prayer hall

The prayer hall
The Hall of prayers is forbidden to non-Muslims.

The entrance to the café restaurant of the Mosque

The entrance to the café restaurant of the Mosque
The mosque also includes a steam room and a coffee shop. The small terrace at the entrance is very nice.

The large greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes

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The large greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes
After the visit of the mosque you can go the Institute of the Arab world . On the way you can visit the Botanical Garden (Jardin des Plantes)

The garden of the Jardin des Plantes

The garden of the Jardin des Plantes
You can walk among the plants of the “Jardin des Plantes” for free.

The banks of the Seine

The banks of the Seine
You can reach the centre of Paris along the Seine by a pleasant pedestrian path.

Tino-Rossi garden

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Tino-Rossi garden

The Institute of the Arab world

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The Institute of the Arab world
The Institute of the Arab world is the end of the walk. It is mainly a museum with exhibitions, a book store and café-restaurant. Entrance fee: 8 euros. Don’t need to pay the visit isn’t interesting, only the exterior of the building worth a look.

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