Cité Abbaye de Cluny
The Benedictine abbey of Cluny was founded in 910. Head office of more than thousand monasteries, it radiates during all Middle Ages on the Occidental Europe.
The great abbey returned :Founded in 910, Cluny Abbey influenced Europe throughout the Middle Ages with its uncommly large abbey church : the "Maior Ecclesia". The highest arches in the Roman world still attest to its gigantic proportions. The restored relics of the immense abbey church and the areas where 18th century buildings stood have been refurbished for the 1.100th anniversary of the abbey's foundation, inviting the visitor to rediscover this unique place. A 3D film (room in work) and virtual reproductions complete the tour and recive the majesty of what was the largest church in Chritianity.
The Centre des monuments nationaux offers you various visits to discover the abbey throughout the year :
- Free tours (with document in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
- Guided tours (every day, French)
- Visit with audio guide (French, English, Italian)
- Custom tours for groups (conference visits, activities for schools: visits or workshops, ...), flat rate depending on the number of people (please inquire).
Centre des Monuments Nationaux - Abbaye de ClunySituer ce site avec Google Maps
Place de l'abbaye - 71250 Cluny
Tél. 03 85 59 15 93 - Fax. 03 85 59 82 70
Palais Jean de BourbonToday a museum of art and archaeology, it houses, in vast ceremonial rooms with monumental chimneys, the missing sculptures from the abbey and monastic town, the library with its historic bookcases. From the Palace you step out onto the parvise with a view of the site of the great abbey church, the remains of its galilee and its five naves, the great abbey courtyard between the Hostelry of Saint Hugh (11th century) and the Palace of Pope Gelasius (the entrance to the monk's enclosure).
Palais de l'abbé Jean de BourbonSituer ce musée avec Google Maps
Parc abbatial - 71250 CLUNY
Tél. 03 85 59 89 99
The ticket "Abbaye de Cluny" permit to visit the abbey and its museum and it's for sale at the Palace of Abbot Jean de Bourbon and at the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (Palais Gélase) - 2 days validity
Conditions of visits 2013Opening hours :
- Visits or tours, every day. (except 01/01, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12)
- Duration of the tour : approximately 2 hours
- April, May, June, September: 9.30am - 6pm
- July and August: 9:30am - 7pm
- October to March: 9:30am - 5pm
Last admission 45 min. before closing.
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