Basilique du Sacré-Cœur


The major attraction of Paray-le-Monial, about 50km to the west of Cluny, is its Romanesque Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, whose construction started in the 11th century. Its layout and architectural style are similar to the Église Abbatiale in Cluny.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Burgundy attractions

1. Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie

25.6 MILES

For an enlightening historical perspective on Cluny and its abbey, start your visit at this archaeological museum inside the Palais Jean de Bourbon…

3. Tour des Fromages

25.62 MILES

To better appreciate the abbey's vastness, climb the 120 steps to the top of this tower, once used to ripen cheeses. Access is through the tourist office.

4. Église Abbatiale

25.65 MILES

Cluny's vast abbey church, built between 1088 and 1130, once extended from the map table in front of the Palais Jean de Bourbon to the trees near the…

5. Haras National

25.68 MILES

Founded by Napoléon in 1806, the Haras National houses some of France's finest thoroughbreds, ponies and draught horses. A regular schedule of afternoon…

6. Château de Cormatin

27.6 MILES

The Renaissance-style Château de Cormatin is renowned for its opulent 17th-century, Louis XIII–style interiors (accessible via a one-hour guided tour) and…