Paris is renowned for its cafes and tea rooms. For an authentic experience in a slightly different setting than those offered by the traditional options, we tried the Café de la Mosquée. The tearoom is located in the Paris Mosque, a unique monument built in 1926 in honour of the Muslims who died during World War 1 as soldiers for France. Since then it has had a quiet, but interesting history (a movie was released earlier this year showing how Jewish refugees were sheltered in the mosque during the Holocaust). With its beautiful Arabic interior, boasting a North African influence, the tearoom and restaurant are decorated with oriental tiles, ornate wood carvings and gleaming brass tables. Our classic mint tea was lovely and the tearoom an enchanting place to escape from the crowds. Definitely one to go on everyone's ‘hidden Paris’ list!