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Abbaye de Cluny - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rue du 11 Août 1944, 71250 Cluny, France


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About Abbaye de Cluny

The Benedictine Abbey of Cluny was founded in the 10th century. Over the centuries, its vast Abbey church extended its influence over the whole of Europe. The abbey was constructed in the Romanesque architectural style, with three churches built in succession from the 4th to the early 12th centuries. The earliest basilica was the world's largest church until St. Peter's Basilica construction began in Rome.

Attractions Near Abbaye de Cluny

Château de Cormatin
Château de Cormatin12.27km from Abbaye de Cluny

Château de Cormatin is surrounded by moats filled with water and a magnificent 12-hectare park featuring flowerbeds, a traditional kitchen garden, a box tree maze, ornamental lakes, and 200-year-old lime trees. The castle was classified as a historical monument in 1862 and 1903 and various parts of the park were inscribed in 2019.

Rock of Solutré
Rock of Solutré15.7km from Abbaye de Cluny

This superb limestone escarpment, with its slim silhouette and sphinx-like profile, is one of France's most famous prehistoric sites. This is where a particular kind of stone tool was first discovered, hence it's being named after the site. it draws its fame severally as a rare geological phenomenon of the region, as a prehistoric site of the eponymous Solutrean paleolithic culture, and for the natural environment which its summit provides, the pelouse calcicole grassland of Mâcon, with its dis

Brancion Castle
Brancion Castle16.4km from Abbaye de Cluny

The castle of Brancion is located in the town of Martailly-lès-Brancion, Saone-et-Loire, 33 km south of Chalon-sur-Saone. this castle was built from the twelfth century on a hill overlooking a pass that borrows the road from Cluny and heading towards the course of the Saone. It was protected as historical monuments, the castle has recovered part of its fortifications, its imposing square dungeon high of three floors, and even its gardens.

Saint Philibert Abbey Church
Saint Philibert Abbey Church24.08km from Abbaye de Cluny

This magnificent Romanesque church has an austere façade dating from the 10 and 11C, its warm colors, and mighty walls relieved by Lombard bands. Like many other churches in France, it was secularised as a Temple of Reason during the French Revolution. The church is set in a fortified enclosure, and defense was evidently a factor in the design of the building.

Touroparc Zoo
Touroparc Zoo28.96km from Abbaye de Cluny

Touroparc Zoo, formerly known Touroparc, is a zoo and amusement park french located in Romaneche-Thorins in the department of Saône-et-Loire, in the Beaujolais. Founded in 1961 by René Livet, it covers an area of ​​12 hectares and is home to around 700 animals belonging to 140 species. It is a permanent member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums and participates in European programs for endangered species.

Château de La Rochepot
Château de La Rochepot58.51km from Abbaye de Cluny

Château de La Rochepot is a 12th-century feudal castle of neo-Gothic-Burgundian style, rebuilt in the 15th century. In the 19th century, it was completely restored and covered with glazed burgundy tiles. It is located in the commune of La Rochepot in the Côte-d'Or department, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. The castle was built in 1180 on the ruins of a castle burnt down in the 11th century. It belonged to seigneur de Montagu Alexander of Burgundy. Nowadays, these ruins are located in the nea

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.