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Abbey of Cluny, Cluny

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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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  • Staff in the shop were very rude and officious when we bought tickets, demanded to see our passports! Once inside it was all very nicely set out but not very interesting, mist if it's been rebuilt so ...  more »
  • Place most frequented by the Belgian, German and English tourists. Reconstruction 3D film is very didactic
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  • Very beautiful Abbey of Benedictines settled in Burgundy. Remnant d a resplendent time. To see.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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