Abbaye de Cluny

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

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. Explore the many monastic buildings and remains of the vast church, the “Maïor Ecclesia”, partially destroyed after the French Revolution. The Galileo Passage presents reliquaries from the treasury of the abbey. The cloister is striking in its dimensions and offers a view of the chapter house. Beneath its 18th century frame, the granary houses the capitals of the great church, masterpieces of Roman sculpture. The museum of art and archaeology was installed in Abbot Jean de Bourbon’s Palace, built in the 15th century. Many sculpted elements from the medieval abbey and town are displayed on its walls.

New: in 2021, the Abbey of Cluny will be enriched with new mediation tools for a plunge into the heart of its history: digital models, augmented reality terminals…

Site with the “European Heritage” label.


Adults rate : 8€

Rate for groups : 6,50€

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In compliance with the measures taken by the French Government, the monument will be closed from October 30th and until further notice.


Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet

French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Reservations required

Duration: 1 hr


Touch model for the visually impaired in Cluny abbey


Audio-guide tour in Cluny abbey

French, English, German, Italian

Reservations required


Guided tour


Reservation is required 2 weeks before the visit

Duration: 1 hr 15 min

No supplement. Other visitors are free to join the group.


Lecture tour

French, English, German,

Reservation is required 3 weeks before the visit

Duration: from 1 hr 30 min to 2 hrs 30 min


Private visit, with or without catering service, outside standard opening hours

Reservation required, private 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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