List of basilicas in France

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Basilica churches, many of great architectural significance, can be found throughout France. There are 167 which have been officially designated as minor basilicas by the Catholic Church. They are listed below by region, along with the date of designation. Where no date is given, the church is considered a basilica from the architectural point of view and not from the ecclesiastical.

Alsace[edit]

Basilica of Notre-Dame, Marienthal Haguenau, Bas-Rhin 31 May 1892
Basilica of St. Martin du Sacré Coeur, Lutterbach
Basilique Saint-Martin-du-Sacré-Coeur de Lutterbach
Lutterbach, Haut-Rhin 13 December 1922
Thierenbach Priory, otherwise
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Thierenbach
Jungholtz, Haut-Rhin 25 March 1936
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Mont Sainte-Odile
Basilique Notre-Dame du Mont Sainte-Odile
Ottrott, Bas-Rhin 16 June 2006

Aquitaine[edit]

Basilica of St. Seurin, Bordeaux
Basilique Saint-Seurin de Bordeaux
Bordeaux, Gironde 27 June 1873
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Bon-Encontre Bon-Encontre, Lot-et-Garonne 15 June 1875
Périgueux Cathedral Périgueux, Périgord 1 July 1897
Basilica of St. Michael, Bordeaux
Basilique Saint-Michel de Bordeaux
Bordeaux, Gironde 1 April 1903
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Verdelais Verdelais, Gironde 12 December 1923
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Arcachon Arcachon, Gironde 9 March 1953
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Buglose Buglose, Landes 2 August 1966
Basilica of St. Anatole, Bordeaux Bordeaux, Gironde n.a.

Auvergne[edit]

Le Puy Cathedral Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire 11 Feb 1856
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port
Basilique de Notre-Dame-du-Port
Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme 3 May 1886
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Fers, Orcival
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Irons, Orcival")
Orcival, Puy-de-Dôme 17 July 1894
Basilica of St. Amable, Riom
Basilique Saint-Amable de Riom
Riom, Puy-de-Dôme 7 March 1912
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Miracles, Mauriac
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Miracles, Mauriac")
Mauriac, Cantal 10 August 1921
Moulins Cathedral Moulins, Allier 28 October 1949
Basilica of St. Julien, Brioude
Basilique Saint-Julien de Brioude
Brioude, Haute-Loire 26 April 1957
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Mont Cornadore Saint-Nectaire, Puy-de-Dôme n.a.

Burgundy[edit]

Nevers Cathedral Nevers, Nièvre 13 January 1868
Basilica of Sacré Coeur, Paray-le-Monial Paray-le-Monial, Saône-et-Loire 26 January 1875
Basilica of St. Andoche, Saulieu Saulieu, Côte d'Or 22 October 1919
Vézelay Abbey Vézelay, Yonne 4 May 1920
Autun Cathedral Autun, Saône-et-Loire 8 April 1949
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Beaune Beaune, Côte-d'Or 10 August 1957
Basilica of Notre-Dame et Sainte Croix, La Charité-sur-Loire
("Basilica of Our Lady and the Holy Cross, La Charité-sur-Loire")
La Charité-sur-Loire, Nièvre 10 August 1957
Basilica of St. Bernard, Fontaine-lès-Dijon Fontaine-lès-Dijon, Côte-d'Or n.a.

Brittany (Bretagne)[edit]

Quimper Cathedral Quimper, Finistère 11 March 1870
Basilica of Sainte-Anne-d'Auray Sainte-Anne-d'Auray, Morbihan 22 May 1874
Saint-Brieuc Cathedral Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor 3 September 1875
Vannes Cathedral Vannes, Morbihan 9 February 1886
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Roncier
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Bramble")
Josselin, Morbihan 12 April 1891
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Guingamp
("Basilica of Our Lady of Good Help, Guingamp")
Guingamp, Côtes-d'Armor 24 October 1899
Saint-Pol-de-Léon Cathedral Saint-Pol-de-Léon, Finistère 6 March 1901
Basilica of Notre-Dame d'Espérance, Saint-Brieuc
("Basilica of Our Lady of Hope, Saint-Brieuc")
Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor 28 November 1902
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Paradis, Hennebont
(Basilica of Our Lady of Paradise, Hennebont")
Hennebont, Morbihan 11 December 1912
Basilica of the Saint Sauveur et Notre-Dame des Miracles et des Vertus
("Basilica of the Holy Saviour and Our Lady of Miracles and Virtues")
Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine 22 March 1916
Basilica of St. Aubin et Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle
("Basilica of St. Albinus and Our Lady of Good News")
Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine 22 March 1916
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Délivrance, Quintin Quintin, Côtes-d'Armor 11 January 1933
Tréguier Cathedral Tréguier, Côtes-d'Armor 28 February 1947
Basilica of Notre-Dame, La Guerche-de-Bretagne La Guerche-de-Bretagne, Ille-et-Vilaine 10 March 1951
Basilica of the Saint Sauveur, Dinan
("Basilica of the Holy Saviour, Dinan")
Dinan, Côtes-d'Armor 27 April 1953
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Joie, Pontivy
{"Basilica of Our Lady of Joy, Pontivy")
Pontivy, Morbihan 10 January 1959
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Le Folgoët Le Folgoët, Finistère n.a.

Centre[edit]

Orléans Cathedral Orléans, Loiret 26 January 1855
Basilica of Sacré Coeur, Issoudun
Basilique Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur d'Issoudun
Issoudun, Indre 17 July 1874
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Cléry Cléry-Saint-André, Loiret 22 February 1894
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Enfants, Châteauneuf-sur-Cher
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Children, Châteauneuf-sur-Cher")
Châteauneuf-sur-Cher, Cher 30 April 1898
Chartres Cathedral Chartres, Eure-et-Loir 29 January 1908
Basilica of St. Jacques, Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre
Basilique Saint-Jacques de Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre
Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre, Indre 23 November 1910
Basilica of St. Martin, Tours
Basilique Saint-Martin de Tours
Tours, Indre-et-Loire 25 March 1923
Basilica of St. Benoît, Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire,
otherwise Fleury Abbey
Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Loiret 8 July 1949
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Trinité, Blois Blois, Loir-et-Cher 22 June 1956

Champagne[edit]

Abbey of Saint-Remi Reims, Marne 17 June 1870
Basilica of St. Clotilde, Reims
Basilique Sainte-Clotilde de Reims
Reims, Marne 10 March 1902
Basilica of Notre-Dame, L'Épine L'Épine, Marne 26 November 1913
Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Espérance, Charleville-Mézières
("Basilica of Our Lady of Hope, Charleville-Mézières")
Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes 8 February 1946
Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Chaumont
Basilique Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Chaumont
Chaumont, Haute-Marne 11 June 1948
Basilica of St. Urbain, Troyes
Basilique Saint-Urbain de Troyes
Troyes, Aube 29 February 1964

Franche-Comté[edit]

Besançon Cathedral Besançon, Doubs 1 February 1877
Basilica of St. Ferjeux
Basilique Saint-Ferréol et Saint-Ferjeux de Besançon
Besançon, Doubs 1912-02-14
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Blanche, Faverney Faverney, Haute-Saône 14 February 1912
Basilica of St. Pierre, Luxeuil-les-Bains
Basilique Saint-Pierre de Luxeuil-les-Bains
Luxeuil-les-Bains, Haute-Saône 28 October 1925
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Gray Gray, Haute-Saône 23 April 1948
Saint-Claude Cathedral Saint-Claude, Jura 10 June 1950
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Dole
Basilique Notre-Dame de Dole
Dole, Jura 10 June 1950
Belfort Cathedral Belfort, Territoire de Belfort 9 May 1952

Île-de-France (Paris region)[edit]

Notre Dame de Paris (Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris) Paris 4e 27 February 1805
Basilica of St. Clotilde, Paris, or Saints Clotilde and Valerius
Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris or Basilique Sainte-Clotilde et Saint-Valéry, Paris
Paris 7e 29 April 1898
Basilica of St. Denis, Argenteuil
Basilique Saint-Denis de Argenteuil
Argenteuil, Val d'Oise 23 August 1898
Meaux Cathedral Meaux, Seine-et-Marne 12 June 1912
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bonne Garde, Longpont-sur-Orge
("Basilica of Our Lady of Good Protection, Longpont-sur-Orge")
Longpont-sur-Orge, Essonne 26 February 1913
Basilica of Sacré Coeur Paris 18e 13 August 1919
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires, Paris
("Basilica of Our Lady of Victories, Paris")
Paris 2e 23 February 1927
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours, Paris
("Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Paris")
Paris 11e 25 June 1966
Basilica of St. Denis Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis n.a.
Basilica of St. Mathurin, Larchant Larchant, Seine-et-Marne n.a.

Languedoc-Roussillon[edit]

Montpellier Cathedral Montpellier, Hérault 1847-07-20
Mende Cathedral Mende, Lozère 1874-05-22
Perpignan Cathedral Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales 1875-12-07
Nîmes Cathedral Nîmes, Gard 1877-02-16
Narbonne Cathedral Narbonne, Aude 1886-08-20
Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse, Carcassonne Carcassonne, Aude 1898-06-10
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Marceille, Limoux Limoux, Aude 1912-02-05
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Tables, Montpellier Montpellier, Hérault 1939-08-29
Basilica of St. Paul, Narbonne Narbonne, Aude 1953-01-29

Lorraine[edit]

Basilica of St. Epvre, Nancy Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1874-11-26
Basilica of St. Pierre Fourier, Mattaincourt Mattaincourt, Vosges 1897-06-26
Basilica of Sacré Cœur, Nancy Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1905-09-27
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Nancy Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1925-06-10
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Saint-Avold
("Basilica of Our Lady of Good Help, Saint-Avold")
Saint-Avold, Moselle 1932-08-10
Basilica of St. Maurice, Épinal Épinal, Vosges 1933-01-25
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Sion Saxon-Sion, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1933-05-10
Basilica of St. Vincent, Metz Metz, Moselle 1933-06-14
Basilica of St. Joan of Arc, Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Basilique Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc de Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Domrémy-la-Pucelle, Vosges 1939-06-04
Verdun Cathedral Verdun, Meuse 1947-04-25
Basilica of St. Nicolas de Port Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, Meurthe-et-Moselle 1950-06-25
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Avioth Avioth, Meuse 1993-05-12

Midi-Pyrénées[edit]

Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Lourdes
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-l'Immaculée-Conception de Lourdes
Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées 1874-03-13
Rodez Cathedral Rodez, Aveyron 1874-12-29
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Daurade, Toulouse Toulouse, Haute-Garonne 1876-05-02
Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse
Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne 1878-04-05
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Rocamadour Rocamadour, Lot 1913-03-18
Rosary Basilica
Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire de Lourdes
Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées 1926-07-18
Auch Cathedral Auch, Gers 1928-04-25
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Ceignac Ceignac, Aveyron 1936-08-12
Albi Cathedral Albi, Tarn 1947-05-09
Basilica of St. Pius X Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées 1958-05-16

Nord-Pas-de-Calais[edit]

Arras Cathedral Arras, Pas-de-Calais 1855-12-18
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Boulogne Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais 1879-04-04
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Miracles, Saint-Omer
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Miracles, Saint-Omer")
Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais 1879-04-04
Cambrai Cathedral Cambrai, Nord 1896-03-17
Lille Cathedral Lille, Nord 1904-10-07
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Saint Cordon, Valenciennes
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Cord, Valencienne")
Valenciennes, Nord 1922-06-14
Basilica of St. Maxellende, Caudry
Basilique Sainte-Maxellende de Caudry
Caudry, Nord 1991-09-03

Normandy[edit]

Sées Cathedral Sées, Orne 1871-03-07
Basilica of St. Servais et St. Protais, Avranches
Basilique Saint-Servais-et-Saint-Protais d'Avranches
Avranches, Manche 1894-11-20
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Délivrande, Douvres Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados 1895-07-13
Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Sées
Basilique Notre-Dame-de-l’Immaculée-Conception de Sées
Sées, Orne 1902-07-04
Basilica of Sacré Cœur, Rouen Rouen, Seine-Maritime 1918-01-23
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Bonsecours Bonsecours, Seine-Maritime 1919-02-12
Basilica of the Holy Trinity, Cherbourg Cherbourg, Manche 1921-11-09
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Montligeon La-Chapelle-Montligeon, Orne 1928-03-14
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Couture, Bernay
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Couture
Bernay, Eure 1949-07-22
Basilica of St. Thérèse, Lisieux
Basilique Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux
Lisieux, Calvados 1954-06-04

Pays de la Loire[edit]

Basilica of St. Nicholas, Nantes Nantes, Loire-Atlantique 1882-01-09
Basilica of St. Donatien et St. Rogatien, Nantes Nantes, Loire-Atlantique 1889-03-14
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Chêne, Vion
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak, Vion")
Vion, Sarthe 1894-04-09
Basilica of Notre-Dame d'Avesnières, Laval Laval, Mayenne 1898-03-05
Basilica of Notre-Dame des Miracles, Mayenne Mayenne, Mayenne 1900-05-15
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Pontmain Pontmain, Mayenne 1905-02-21
Basilica of St. Madeleine, Angers Angers, Maine-et-Loire 1922-12-13
Basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Épine, Évron
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Thorn, Évron")
Évron, Mayenne 1939-06-07
Basilica of St. Benedict, Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, Loiret 1949-07-08
Basilica of St. Louis de Montfort
Basilique Saint-Louis-Marie-Grignon-de-Montfort de Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre
Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, Vendée 1962-09-05

Picardy[edit]

Amiens Cathedral Amiens, Somme 1854-12-12
Soissons Cathedral Soissons, Aisne 1857-03-10
Basilica of St. Quentin Saint-Quentin, Aisne 1876-12-05
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Brébières, Albert Albert, Somme 1899-06-07
Basilica of Notre-Dame, Liesse Liesse, Aisne 1912-12-11

Poitou-Charentes[edit]

Saintes Cathedral Saintes, Charente-Maritime 1870-04-08
Basilica of St. Eutropius, Saintes Saintes, Charente-Maritime 1886-05-11
Poitiers Cathedral Poitiers, Vienne 1912-03-01
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Pitié, La Chapelle-Saint-Laurent
("Basilica of Our Lady of Pity, La Chapelle-Saint-Laurent")
La Chapelle-Saint-Laurent, Deux-Sèvres 1964-02-29
Basilica of St. Hilaire le Grand, Poitiers Poitiers, Vienne n.a.

Provence[edit]

Marseille Cathedral (Sainte-Marie-Majeure)
Avignon Cathedral Avignon, Vaucluse 1854-12-22
Aix Cathedral Aix-en-Provence 1875-12-06
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseilles Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône 1879-06-10
Apt Cathedral Apt, Vaucluse 1879-08-08
Basilica of St. Trophime
Basilique Saint-Trophime
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône 1882-01-24
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Laus Saint-Étienne-le-Laus, Hautes-Alpes 1892-03-18
Marseille Cathedral Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône 1896-01-24
Abbey of St. Victor, Marseille Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône 1934-09-20
Nice Cathedral Nice, Alpes-Maritimes 1949-05-27
Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Nice Nice, Alpes-Maritimes 1978-01-09
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Tarascon,
otherwise Frigolet Abbey
Tarascon, Bouches-du-Rhône 1984-06-12
Basilica of Sacré Cœur, Marseille Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône 1997-09-17
Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Menton Menton, Alpes-Maritimes 1999-03-26
Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Victoire, Saint-Raphaël
("Basilica of Our Lady of Victory, Saint-Raphael")
Saint-Raphaël, Var 2004-01-14
Basilica of Sainte Marie Madeleine, Saint-Maximin Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, Var n.a.

Rhône-Alpes[edit]

Valence Cathedral Valence, Drôme 1847-05-04
Chambéry Cathedral Chambéry, Savoie 1874-11-01
Basilica of Notre-Dame, La Salette La Salette-Fallavaux, Isère 1879-01-19
Basilica of St. Jean-François Régis Lalouvesc, Ardèche 1888-04-20
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière Lyon, Rhône 1897-03-16
Basilica of St. Anne, Bonlieu-sur-Roubion Bonlieu-sur-Roubion, Drôme 1899-09-11
Basilica of St. Martin, Ainay
Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay
Ainay, Rhône 1905-06-23
Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Osier, Vinay
("Basilica of Our Lady of the Reed, Vinay")
Vinay, Isère 1924-02-27
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Lablachère
("Basilica of Our Lady of Good Help, Lablachère")
Lablachère, Ardèche 1930-08-14
Basilica of St. Joseph, Grenoble Grenoble, Isère 1937-04-14
Aiguebelle Abbey Montjoyer and Réauville, Drôme 1937-05-24
Basilica of the Visitation, Annecy Annecy, Savoie 1951-08-17
Basilica of Sacré Cœur, Grenoble
Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Grenoble
Grenoble, Isère 1952-06-16
Basilica of St. Joseph des Fins, Annecy Annecy, Savoie 1964-07-11
Basilica of St. François de Sales, Thonon-les-Bains Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie 1993-07-08
Basilica of St. Sixtus, Ars Ars-sur-Formans, Ain n.a.

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