The Grand Mosque of Paris (GMP), in Arabic: مسجد باريس الكبير, is a French mosque built in the Hispano-Moorish style with a 33-meter minaret.

It is located in the Jardin-des-Plantes district of the 5th arrondissement of Paris (France).

Inaugurated on July 15, 1926, it is the oldest mosque in mainland France used for worship. It was built in the name of the Society of Habous of the Holy Places of Islam, chaired by Kaddour Benghabrit.

The great mosque of Paris occupies an important symbolic place for the visibility of Islam and Muslims in France. It is renowned as close to Algeria.

Inspired by the el-Qaraouyyîn Mosque in Fez, Morocco, one of the most important mosques in Morocco and one of the oldest in the world, all of the decorative program of the Paris Mosque, including the courtyards, horseshoe arches, and in particular the zelliges, was entrusted to specialized craftsmen from North Africa using traditional materials. The 33-meter-tall minaret was inspired by the Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunisia.

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 comprises:

A prayer room whose decoration is inspired by many parts of the Muslim world
A Madrasa (school)
A library
A conference room
Arab gardens covering an area of 3,500 square meters
Annexes of a restaurant, tea room, hammam, and shops

The Mosque, along with the Islamic Center, are listed in the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments by the decree of 9 December 1983. The edifice is filed under the label of “Twentieth Century Patrimony” (Patrimoine du XXe siècle).

The Great Mosque of Paris can accommodate up to 1,000 people, and authorizes access to women, and provides confessional rooms as well as access for handicapped persons.

Address: 2bis Pl. du Puits de l’Ermite, 75005 Paris, France.

The mosque is accessed from Paris Métro Line 7 from the stations Place Monge and Censier-Daubenton as well as by several bus lines of the RATP (47, 67, and 89).

Working Hours:

Saturday 9 AM–6 PM
Sunday 9 AM–6 PM
Monday 9 AM–6 PM
Tuesday 9 AM–6 PM
Wednesday 9 AM–6 PM
Thursday 9 AM–6 PM
Friday Closed

Phone: +33 1 45 35 97 33
Architect: Maurice Tranchant de Lunel
Opened: July 15, 1926
Architectural styles: Moorish architecture, Neo-Mudéjar
Height: 33 m
Function: Mosque
Minaret(s): 1
Affiliation: Islam.

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20 arrondissements of Paris

Architecture of Paris

Museums of Paris

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Bridges in Paris

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