Get a scrub down at La Grande Mosquée de Paris
This stunning mosque is worth seeing whether you’re up for a gommage or not––but I’d highly recommend it, as would half the ladies in Paris. As you walk in off the corner, just across from the Natural History Museum and the Jardin des Plantes, the open courtyard features a fraction of the beautiful architecture and mosaics that the building holds. So while you could merely sit at a table with a tea and appreciate a fraction of the mosque, completed in 1922, it’s best experienced from within––in the hammam. It costs 18 euros for an entry into the steam rooms, but a package including a massage and gommage is the way to go. The women there will treat you with a firm, but caring touch, and you’ll emerge feeling like a brand new person.