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Abbey of Cluny, Cluny

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Religious Site
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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  • Yes, it is off the beaten path, and if you are on the river cruise you have to take a bus trip there and back - but, this abbey was begun in the year 908! At one time the related houses numbered 1500 ...  more »
  • At one time this was an impressive structure - at some 600 feet long and 100 feet tall, it was the largest Christian church until 16th century when Saint Peters in Rome was built. After the French rev...  more »
  • Fascinating history over many centuries. Frustrating because of the destruction of the majority of the magnificent buildings - in the name of religion!!!! Visited as a group with a multi language guid...  more »
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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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