Abbaye de Cluny

An abbey with important reach throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.


Founded in 910, Cluny Abbey radiated across Europe throughout the Middle Ages, with its large abbey church of exceptional proportions: the “Maior Ecclesia”. The highest vaults of the Romanesque world still bear witness today to this gigantism.
The remains of the vast restored abbey church and the sites of the 18th century buildings were renovated for the occasion of the 1100th anniversary of the abbey’s foundation; they encourage rediscovery of this unique place. A 3D film and virtual reconstructions complete the tour and illustrate the majesty of what was Christianity’s largest church.
Move the screens to discover the abbey just as you would have found it in the 15th century!

Site with the “European Heritage” label in 2015.

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Our offers

> Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
Reservations required
Duration: 1 hr

> Guided Abbey tour
French, German
Reservations: 2 weeks
Duration: 1 hr 15 min
No supplement. Other visitors are free to join the group.

> Lecture tour of the Abbey (and the town)
French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
Reservations: 2 weeks
Duration: from 1 hr 30 min to 2 hrs 30 min
Maximun group size without splitting up
50 people maximum for each show of the 3D film (10 min)

> Touch model for the visually impaired

> Private visit
Private visit, with or without catering service, outside standard opening hours
Reservation required, prestigious visit or tasting visit “the monks and the wine” or night walk

Practical information


Cluny Abbaye de Cluny
Palais du Pape Gélase
Place du 11 Août
71250 Cluny
Ph. : 33 / (0)3 85 59 15 93Fax : 33 / (0)3 85 59 82 70
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 46.4348Longitude : 4.6580Plan your route

By car

From Beaune or Lyon: A 6, exit Mâcon sud, N 79 direction Paray-le-Monial to D 980 direction Cluny. From Moulins or Mâcon: N 79 to Berzé-le-Châtel, thenD 980.


Useful adresses:

Office de tourisme de Cluny / tél. : (33) (0)3 85 59 05 34

Agence de développement touristique de Saône-et-Loire / tél. : (33) (0)3 85 21 2 20 

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