The Great Mosque of Paris is a place where I love to go, not to pray, but to walk (the mosque can be visited for 3€) or to drink mint tea. It is very beautiful: on the outside it is all white, and inside you enter a large clean room with a water basin in the middle and pretty, white columns all around. There are mosaics everywhere. It’s very beautiful.
The open-air courtyard is also very pretty with its minaret, numerous plants and fountains. I forget that I’m in the middle of Paris and I have the impression that I’m in Morocco.
At the Great Mosque of Paris, there is also a tea room and a restaurant. I have never been to the restaurant, but I often go to the tea room with my friends to drink mint tea and eat oriental pastries (especially gazelle horn). There are two beautiful terraces that are very pleasant when the weather is good. The small, blue, round tables are decorated with mosaics and surrounded by trees. It is a really beautiful and peaceful place where you can work, talk or read in peace.