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.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Saturday from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM, Sunday from 02:30 PM to 07:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Evry-Courcouronnes