The Jean de Bourbon Palace houses the Museum of Art and Archaeology and is a rare example of a flamboyant Gotic style manor house, wih its vast reception rooms decorated with monumental fireplaces. It is home to remarkable works of mediaval sculpture from Cluny, taken from the burg and the abbey itself. Don’t miss the scale model of part of the Great Portal of Cluny III (tympanum, lintel, arches, jambs), a masterprice of Romanesque sculpture, and its accompanying digital film. The old library holds some rare prints, inherited from the Cluniac library. From the Palace the visitor accesses the belvedere square of the great abbey church, the remains of its narthex, five naves and the great abbey courtyard between the Saint Hugues hostelry (11th century) and the Palace of the Pope Gelasius (entrance to the Monk’s enclosure).
Themes : Archeology, Religious art, History
Services : Library, Shop
Opening / Closing : Open all year except 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12. April, May, June and September, open from 9.30am to 6pm. July and August, open from 9:30 am to 7pmh. October to March, open from 9:30 am to 5h. Careful last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Equipments : Film projection room
Speaking languages : French, German, English
Payment methods : Credit card, Cheques and postal orders, Holiday vouchers, Cash