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Abbey of Cluny, Cluny

(3.9/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Built in a Romanesque style, Abbey of Cluny is an ancient Benedictine monastery and the seat of the greatest Medieval monastic order in the West. Stroll beneath tall Romanesque vaults and admire sculptural masterpieces. You can attend a guided tour in English, or pick up a free guide booklet, also available in English. Put Abbey of Cluny into our Cluny family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Reviews
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  • very nice walk in the land of cluny, majestic Abbey, city offering views and nooks loaded history, atmosphere student ENSAM, restaurants that give envy, and verdant environment
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  • Guided visit well documented, with a friendly guide and with humor). Attention, there are a lot of markets!
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  • Certainly, the Abbey of Cluny had its hour of glory and glory! She must have been impressive in his time and the remains testify. Of course, the course is extremely well done. But other Cistercian abbeys (like that of Fontenay the 12th also in Burgundy, obviously smaller and newer) are largest religious and architectural interest. I highly recommend a visit to the Chapel to the monks at Berze-la-ville (a few kilometers), which is complementary to that of Cluny. We discover of beautiful murals painted at the same time and probably by the same artists, frescoes that have completely disappeared from Cluny. Opportunity to buy a ticket to €11
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  • Interesting site. But very frustrating because almost no explanations. The Abey deserve a higher level of historical and economical context.
  • Very impressive, i.e. if you think about how large the old Cathedral must have been (the Computersimulation with the movable Monitor is a good help!); the Areal is also very beautiful.
  • A must see, a pity that inside not more info is given or shown
  • Very nice historic site. There is not much left of the famous cathedral of Cluny, but the complex of the monastery is big and there is enough to see to get a feeling of the medieval grandeur.
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