Welcome to Cluny


The village of Cluny and the green countryside surrounding it make a pleasant place to linger for a day or two. There are several other worthwhile places to visit nearby. Cormatin, 14km to the north, is home to a lavish Renaissance-style château, while Paray-le-Monial, about 50km to the west of Cluny, makes an interesting side trip for its 11th-century Romanesque basilica.


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$513.21 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Private panoramic helicopter tour of the Southern Burgundy Castles

Take off from Charnay-les-Mâcon and head straight for the magnificent Roche de Solutré passing over the vinyards of Pouilly and Fuissé. Follow an exquisite trail of impressive Châteaux and Manoirs of Southern Burgundy. Le Château de Pierreclos, Berzé le Châtel, the médieval city of Cluny, Le Château de Cormatin, the ruins of Brancion are just a few examples of what you will see from a birds eye view.The pilot will be happy to give explanations about the helicopter, the different villages, châteaux and the landscape.The Helicopter Robinson R44 has an enclosed cabin, with two rows of side by side seating for a pilot and maximum 3 passengers, each with a panoramic window view.

$11.11 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Skip the Line: Cluny Abbey Ticket in Burgundy

Make your own way to the Cluny Abbey in Burgundy and use your pre-paid ticket to skip the line and enjoy priority access. Once inside, set out on a self-guided tour and spend as long as you like exploring the magnificent castle. By the end of the 11th century, Cluny Abbey was one of the most important capitals in Christian Europe. It was at the head of a network of nearly 1,400 dependencies and around 10,000 monks all over Europe. In 1088, work began on the "Maior Ecclesia", the largest Romanesque church ever built, with vaulted arches 30 metres high. A century later, the narthex was constructed. The Abbey of Cluny, the 'Maior Ecclesia' or Cluny III, was therefore the largest church in Christendom for nearly 400 years. Towards 1750, the monastic buildings were rebuilt and the Abbey was given a vast complex in a classical style. The monks hardly had time to occupy the new premises as the Revolution began shortly after the works were completed. The monks were then expelled and dispersed into the surrounding parishes and the buildings were seized as national assets and put up for sale. Today, the parts that remain, such as the Southern arm of the large transept or the small Southern transept, offer an idea of the immensity of this building. A number of other elements survive: the enclosure wall and its towers, the monastic buildings from the 18th century, and the Farinier, a 13th century building which now houses the sculpted capitals from the choir of the "Maior Ecclesia". The on-site Museum of Art and Archaeology also displays a number of sculpted remains from the church and the monastic district.

$81.83 Private & Custom Tours

Notre-Dame cathedral & Latin Quarter private guided tour

Meet with your private guide on the Île de la Cité, near Notre-Dame, in the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected). Your guide will hold a notice with your name so that you can easily find her / him.Guided tour of Notre-Dame cathedral : inside and outside. Discover the spectacular gothic architecture, admire the beautiful stained-glass windows and religious artifacts on display and learn the significance behind the sculptures and paintings.Guided tour of the Latin Quarter : stroll through the medieval streets, visit the charming little Saint-Severin church with its beautiful Flamboyant Gothic style, see the ruins of the Roman baths (1st century) and the Cluny mansion (15th century). Head on to the top of Sainte-Genevieve hill where the most prestigious schools in France are : Sorbonne University, Collège de France, Louis le Grand and Henri IV high schools. The tour will finish at the feet of the impressive Pantheon, near the Luxembourg garden.