European Federation of Cluniac Sites
Cluny is the headquarters of the Federation, which brings together nearly 200 sites in 7 countries that have been linked to the great abbey since the 10th century. Because this historic phenomenon has helped shape the identity of the European continent, the Federation has launched an international application for inclusion on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Together with the town of Cluny and the Clunisois region, the network of Cluniac sites is now working to gain recognition for the extraordinary heritage bequeathed to us by the Cluniac monks, as well as for its ability to mobilise European populations over the centuries around timeless values such as hospitality, the dissemination of knowledge, intercultural dialogue, etc.
Which Cluniac sites will make up the final list? Wherever you come from in Europe, there's sure to be a candidate near you!
The applications were opened on 9 July 2021 at an event in Charlieu (Loire, France) attended by representatives of the European Cluniac world. The work undertaken by these sites with the Bureau of the candidacy will make it possible to compile the list that will be presented for inclusion on the national Tentative Lists of the States concerned by 2023-2024.