Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Basilique (basilica)

The word basilica has two meanings.
The classical basilica was a building (not necessarily a church) with a plan basilical (rectangular plan).
It is also an honorary title given to a church by the Pope. One distinguishes basilica maior (there are four of them, all in Rome) and basilica minor ( the remaining approx. 1500). Saône-et-Loire boasts two basilicas minor, one in Paray-le-Monial, the other in Autun.
The picture shows the basilique Sacré-Cœur in Paray-le-Monial.

Sacré-Cœur - Paray-le-Monial

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