Ayatollah Khomeini’s residence in Paris

By this time discontent with the Shah was becoming intense and Khomeini visited Neauphle-le-Ch√Ęteau, a suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa on 6 October 1978.By the late 1960s, Khomeini was a marja-e taqlid (model for imitation) for “hundreds of thousands” of Shia, one of six or so models in the Shia world.