The church of Notre-Dame du Raincy ( « Our Lady of Consolation », nicknamed « The Holy Chapel of reinforced concrete »), is the work of two brothers, Auguste and Gustave Perret.
A symbol of modern architecture built in 1923, it was the first church using reinforced concrete in France. Dedicated to all the soldiers killed during the First World War (1914-1918), the church has been a listed building since 1966.
Marguerite Huré made the stained-glass windows representing the Virgin Mary’s life from Maurice Denis’ drawings.
Furthermore, a magnificent Pieta in bronze, made by Antoine Bourdelle, adorns the church gate.
It is visited by tourists and architecture students from all over the world. A small replica of Notre-Dame du Raincy can be found at the Women’s Catholic University in Tokyo.