A true oasis in the centre of Paris. Built between 1922 and 1926, this colourful Hispano-Moorish mosque serves as an introduction to the Parisian Muslim community. Though the prayer room remains closed to non-Muslims, all are welcome at the authentic hammam (Turkish baths). There’s also a wonderful mosaic courtyard complete with fig trees and a fountain - the perfect setting for enjoying a sweet mint tea. The Grande Mosquée de Paris served as a refuge for Jews during the Holocaust, providing them shelter, safe passage, and fake Muslim birth certificates. A fascinating place to wander, sit and relax.