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|