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Constructed by the architect Mario Botta in 1995, the Cathédrale d'Evry challenges accepted norms of architecture while respecting the traditional symbolism of the Catholic church. The triangular roof and three large entrances each represent the Holy Trinity while 12 stained glass windows represent the apostles, although the images depicted are abstract. Constructed of brick, the placement of windows and latticework allows natural light to penetrate the interior space. The cylindrical form of the building is reminiscent of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), designed by Botta around the same time. The similarity is extended inside the Cathédrale, which holds a museum as well as artworks including a 16th-century statue of the Virgin, tapestries, and modern religious sculpture.
Cimetiere parisien de Thiais is one of the biggest cemeteries in the city of Paris. Cimetiere parisien de Thiais became operational in the year 1929. Thus, it is most recently built Parisien cemetery, outside the city. Cimetiere parisien de Thiais is distinct in a way that it represents various communities and faiths. Apart from the standard Christian burials, Cimetiere parisien de Thiais also has different orthodoques, like Asian, Muslim and Jewish. Jean-Paul Le Chanois, noted French actor and screenwriter and Lisa Delamare, popular French actress are two among the various renowned people buried at Cimetiere parisien de Thiais.
The Parc Urbain Georges Brassens has enough space to host the annual International Circus Festival of Massy on its stretch of greenery, woods, ponds, and even a BMX track. It is named for the celebrated French singer, songwriter, and poet of the World War II era.
Best known for its summer activities for children and a commendable plant collection, Parc Départemental des Lilas is a 40 hectares of greenery and pure recreation. Take a walk through this expansive garden or sign up for a workshop on fruits and flowers, this park offers a lot to anyone who wishes to be close to nature. From harvest festivals to various theme days, this park is known for hosting several events all year round. Do visit for a first-hand experience.
This small Catholic church, offering Mass each Sunday at 10a and 6p, animates the town of Massy with concerts and celebrations.
This voluminous chapel was built in 1968 by the architects Dengler and Zunz. A beautiful, large inner wall by the master glassblower Henri Martin-Granel is constructed with open brickwork and Jacqueline Bechet-Ferbera created the vast ceramic fresco of 41 square meters (441 square feet). The chapel belongs to l'Institution Sainte-Marie.
The Saint Saturnin Church of Antony, built piece by piece beginning in the 12th Century, is central to the religious and cultural life of the city. The chorus, bell tower, and church body were built by the 15th Century, while the stained glass windows and organ of excellent quality were added in the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th Century. The oldest bell, called Charlotte-Genviève, was created in 1730. Mass is held each day and significant classical concerts are hosted here. See website for details.
The Cathédrale Saint Spire is the only religious building which remains today of the neighborhood of Corbeil-Essonnes. The first church on the site dates to the year 957, but was destroyed by fire several times until the current structure was built in 1437. A monumental entrance way which was once part of the monastery built during the 14th Century sits before the cathedral, giving it an imposing presence. Some remains of mural paintings from the 14th and 15th Centuries are still visible, and the decoration as a whole is representative of the Gothic style popular at the time.
Château de Grosbois is a beautiful castle located in France. It can be dated back to the 17th Century and the architecture draws great influence from the designs of Jacques Androuet du Cerceau. There are three bridges that lead to the castle and it also features a moat. The castle attracts those who have a liking for history or architecture and is open to public visitation all round the year.
The Eglise Réformée de France is one of the many churches in Paris that is dedicated to the cultural upkeep of the city. At this church various events are conducted such as church gatherings, concerts, plays and more. The Eglise Réformée de France is a beautiful neo-classic structure which acts as a significant landmark in the city. A must visit for all!
The Saint Germain Church of Vitry-sur-Seine is a remarkable example of ancient architecture, built between the 12th and the 14th Centuries in Roman and Gothic architectural styles. The church, itself classified as a national Historic Monument since 1843, contains a number of works which also fall under this protective classification: the organ, some paintings, and certain piece of furniture. The transept is the oldest portion of the building (mid-12th Century), while the sacristy, dated 1867, is the most recent addition.
This Domaine de Sceaux is a part of the charming Château de Sceaux that has been around for quite some time now. The windows of this castle overlook lush green grounds of this garden. Beautifully landscaped, the plants here are manicured to perfection. Intricately designed sculptures and statues with fountains along the cobbled pathways are all appealing.