Abbey of Cluny, Cluny

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. Plan a Cluny trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including Abbey of Cluny
map
Abbey of Cluny Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
751 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • We first visited Cluny about 30 years ago and we have noted the improvements that have been made over the years. Cluny has quite a story to tell and they are working to get the story out. My only thou...  more »
  • The visit of the Abbey is my point of view more and more interesting. 3D technologies prevail now, in this monument or volumes are only suggested since missing 90%. What remains of this Abbey is so highlighted that we forget, at the time of the visit, the absence of what was the equivalent of a Notre Dame de Paris. Compliments to the researchers for this work of memory.
    View original
  • Tour with a guide. It was perfect and much better than the commonly used audio guide in such places. I recommend.
    View original
Google
  • Fascinating history. Mostly destroyed after the revolution. Surviving buildings have been restored. Various models of what the abbey used to look like. The town around the abbey has ruins of it. Pair of palaces. One now a town hall the other a museum.
  • A very interesting place and I suggest you join a guided tour to get the most out of your visit.
  • I wouldn't recommend it there's nothing much to see for the price you pay. We were really surprised that most of it doesn't exist anymore so you actually visit something a virtual abbaye. We were really disappointed.
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Cluny

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Cluny

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Cluny by other users

9 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte BY A USER FROM ROMANIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cluny BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Cluny BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte & Uzes BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Cluny BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM NAMIBIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ain, Taize & Cluny BY A USER FROM FRANCE March, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in France BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans