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Skip the Line: Cluny Abbey Ticket in Burgundy
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Founded in 910, Cluny Abbey radiated across Europe throughout the Middle Ages, with its large abbey church of exceptional proportions : "The Maior Eclesia".The highest vaults of the Romanesque world still bear witness today to this gigantism. The...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Palais Gelase | Place du 11 août 1944, 71250, Cluny, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you know that the Cluny Abbaye was the largest church of Christiandom for 3 centuries before St Peter in Rome was built. The visit of the rest of the church and the Abbaye adjacent is very interesting and it's history is mind blowing! Worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gdepommereau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The abbey at its height was enormous and spectacular. We visited the remains and you can still capture how impressive the abbey was. Unfortunately it was sacked and gutted during the French Revolution leaving behind just a remnant of its splendor. Worth the visit however.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

To be honest, their really isn't much to see here. The history is certainly fascinating, but mostly, you get depictions of what they thought it was. Too be fair, we decided not to spend the money to get into the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A little disappointing to see the little that is left of the once huge 1,000 year old Abbey. Fascinating history, and what remains of this huge stone complex is interesting to see. We were shown a model of what it looked like originally, a vast...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Although much of the Abbey has gone, the remains were fascinating to see. The information booklet received on entry was very informative. The restaurant just outside the entrance to the Abbey makes a wonderful croque monsieur. Parking was 0.60euro for 4 hours very cheap.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

But what’s left is well worth the visit. You get a good idea of how imposing the place was. They’ve done a good hub of showing how it would have looked.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Did not expect too much but this turned into a fascinating historical visit for a place dating back almost 1000 years. Definitely worth a visit if in the area and a most interesting historical site.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeA398
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Only 5% of the original abbey remains but what there remains is well worth seeing. The original abbey was enormous - the largest in the world until St Peters was built. Unfortunately much was destroyed over time with many of the stones from the church...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Cluny Abbey is stunning more for what it represents than what it is. In its heyday it was a huge centre of monastic focus. What actually remains are some excellently restored sections of the old buildings with models and dioramas to give a sense of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I would definitely recommend a visit to Cluny Abbey. I would also recommend that you purchase the audio guides as well. Although nearly all of the huge church was dismantled for building stone after it was sold to builders merchants after the revolution, the visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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I do not think you will meet crowds at the entrance - I would buy at arrival. See some of the pictures from inside in the web. Judge if worth...
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There is a public bus that runs from Macon to Cluny and beyond. No 7. Buscephale is the company but the local bus lines have recently been amalgamated under one name - Mobigo. I think that there are only about 3 buses per... More
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