Cluny Abbey

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Partly built between 1088 and 1130, the Basilica St-Pierre-et-St-Paul was sacked during the Revolution, demolished and sold off stone by stone. What had for a long time been the largest church in Christendom is now but a few meagre fragments. What remains, notably the Eau-Bénite bell tower, does, however, give an idea of the reach and the wealth of this centre of Christianity, and its influence on the religious, intellectual, political and artisitic life of the whole of Western society.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Place du 11-Août-1944

Phone:

+33 3 85 59 15 93

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9.30am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5pm - closed some Bank Hols

Nearby tourist attractions

Cluny Town Hall
Cluny Town Hall
The Town Hall occupies the dwelling
15 minutes
Cluny's Art and Archeology Museum
Cluny's Art and Archeology Museum
This 15C dwelling is in the former abbey
Cheese Tower
Cheese Tower
After climbing the 120 steps of the Tour
15 minutes
Notre Dame Church of Cluny
Notre Dame Church of Cluny
The church square, with its 18C fountain
15 minutes
Fabry Tower and Round Tower
Fabry Tower and Round Tower
Enter the gardens close to the Town Hall
15 minutes
St. Marcel Church of Cluny
St. Marcel Church of Cluny
It has a three-storey, octagonal
15 minutes
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Cluny Town Hall
Cluny Town Hall
The Town Hall occupies the dwelling
15 minutes
Cheese Tower
Cheese Tower
After climbing the 120 steps of the Tour
15 minutes
Notre Dame Church of Cluny
Notre Dame Church of Cluny
The church square, with its 18C fountain
15 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Cluny Town Hall
Cluny Town Hall
The Town Hall occupies the dwelling
15 minutes
Cluny's Art and Archeology Museum
Cluny's Art and Archeology Museum
This 15C dwelling is in the former abbey
Notre Dame Church of Cluny
Notre Dame Church of Cluny
The church square, with its 18C fountain
15 minutes
See all