A few steps east of rue Mouffetard, beyond place Monge, with its market and métro stop, stands the crenellated Mosquée de Paris, built by Moroccan craftsmen in the early 1920s. You can walk in the sunken garden and patios with their polychrome tiles and carved ceilings, but not the prayer room. There’s also a lovely courtyard tearoom/restaurant, which is open to all, and an atmospheric hamam (Turkish bath); bathing here is one of the most enjoyable things to do in this part of the city.

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