VA071 Paris Mosque and the Botanical Garden (Jardin des Plantes)

  • 07 Apr 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • meet at 9.45am at Grande Mosque, rue du puits de l’Ermite, 75005 Paris: metro Place Monge or Censier Daubenton (line 7).


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Built in the 1920’s with the agreement of the French government to pay a tribute to all the Muslims who died during WW1, patronized by a Muslim Association , the Paris Mosque offers a perfect example of Moorish style with its minaret, its beautifully sculpted patio, it’s prayer room (no entry) and garden.

After visiting this amazing cultural and holy site in Paris where we will present the history of the Mosque and its purposes while explaining the specificities of the Muslim religion, we will stop for a delicious mint tea in its typical tea room.

We will then proceed and explore the historical Jardin des Plantes with its botanical garden, its various museums and galleries, and its hothouses.

Join us for this cultural walk with our guide Catherine.

About the Instructor: Catherine Estivalezes holds a PHD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne and has been involved for years in a Foundation for promoting Contemporary Art, before getting back to Art History studies. She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.

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