Things to see and do - Cluny
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Cluny Travel guide
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The old basilica of Cluny, the largest in all Christianity, is proof of the spiritual life of the Middle Ages. The Clunisian order had considerable influence over the religious, intellectual, political and artistic life of the West. It gave French popes to the Church. Raided after the Revolution, this centre of civilisation only kept a few fragments of the basilica, which are still admirable.
Tourist attractions Cluny : Things to see and do
pl. du 11-Août-1944 F - 71250 Cluny
Primarily built between 1088 and 1130, the church of St Peter and St Paul was sacked during the Revolution, demolished and sold off stone by stone. What had been the largest church in Christendom is now but a few meagre fragments. What remains, notab..
Parc Abbatial F - 71250 Cluny
This 15C dwelling is in the former abbey palace. Built by Jean de Bourbon, 42nd abbot of Cluny, it is contemporary of the Parisian mansion of the same name. The museum displays abbey remains found during excavation work. You can see scale models or a..
6 r. Mercière F - 71250 Cluny
After climbing the 120 steps of the Tour des Fromages, you can overlook the abbey and Eau-Bénite bell tower, the Farinier, the Tour du Moulin, St. Marcel bell tower, Notre Dame church and square.
Place du Champ de Foire F - 71250 Cluny
Situated in the heart of Cluny, this charming hotel, a former pottery factory, offers a unique atmosphere. The Mâconnais and Beaujolais vineyards are located a short drive away. All rooms and suites are spacious and decorated in a contemporary style..
1 rue porte des pres F - 71250 Cluny
Set on the site of the former Benedictine abbey, this 3-star hotel is in the centre of Cluny. Built in 1817, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and a lounge with antique furniture. Rooms at Hotel de Bourgogne overlook the interior garden or the abbe..
8, Place du Commerce F - 71250 Cluny
Hôtel du Commerce is situated in Cluny in the Burgundy region, just 350 metres from the Cluny Abbey and 20 km from Mâcon. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access and an on-site bar. The guest rooms at Hôtel du Commerce are light and airy and inc..
pl. de l'Abbaye F - 71250 Cluny
A traditional restaurant just a stone's throw from the famous abbey. The chef focuses on good local ingredients, creating dishes such as Clunisous goat's cheese salad with mild spices and Charolais beef fillet in a Mâcon red wine sauce.
7 rte de Mâcon F - 71250 Cluny
A convivial and pleasingly old-fashioned establishment. Enjoy traditional French and regional cuisine with touches of finesse. The rooms (nearly all of which were renovated in late 2011) are very practical for a stopover.