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Abbey of Cluny, Cluny

(3.9/5 based on 550+ 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
TripAdvisor
  • Very nice route for us to revive the Abbey, which was once. Welcome, well indicated tour, augmented reality movie. Nice in this month of February because very few visitors.
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  • Of course, it is only a part of the imposing church, but what part! Just a wing, but already with proposals worthy of the great wonders. Explanations and some new compositions enough to work his imagination, and especially to avoid once again misrepresent the place. Don't forget to visit the Museum of art and archaeology a little further to not miss small sculptural wonders. The small town of Cluny, the school of engineering and the stud, seem to have merged with Abbey, which may surprise. Those who think to come to a place of meditation and in ruins, will be surprised to see walking a young population and strangely decked - like new Gadz'Arts ' Arts must be! -, as well as pleasant facades clunesiennes shops. A really nice place to hang out!
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  • Start with the Palace of a Pope, to then discover this great set that was to throw a maximum... models and videos allow to better appreciate Cluny 1, 2 and 3... the Revolution had no good and to know that an American CONANT has spent his life helping this evocation, know that there's so much debris of stone , friezes, statues... go in Park push the farinier and his attic, enjoy to move round the ENSAM and coming out of the Palace to the stables then towards the stairs and the narthex vestiges of Cluny III, continue on to the small Museum of the Palace Jean of Bourbon!
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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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