Cluny city

Cluny (en)

The Benedictine Abbey of Cluny extended its influence throughout Medieval Europe. The abbey church was the largest in the Western Christian world before the building of St Peter’s of Rome.

After nine centuries of monastic life, the site now offers a prestigious heritage, including a number of monastic buildings, a Museum of Art and Archaeology housing major works of civil Romanesque sculpture, a Mediaeval City rich in Romanesque and Gothic houses, two churches, and a magnificent Hôtel-Dieu (hospital), and a superb panorama from the top of the Tour des Fromages.

With a National Stud Farm dating back to the 19th century and a number of equestrian events, Cluny has become a National Horse-riding magnet. Cluny houses the prestigious Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts & Métiers – Paris Tech in the abbey buildings

Apart from its prestigious historical and cultural heritage, the town is also a major centre of technological innovation. Virtual animations will bring the past back to life during the tour of the abbey and Cheese Tower. The diversity of the natural environment of Cluny also allows visitors to take advantage of different leisure activities such as cycling and rambling.

Texts extracted from the website of the tourist office of Cluny

tourisme semur

Discover the medieval city of Semur in Auxois, its municipal museum, its history and its exceptional architecture. Discover its high city and its suburbs by the river Armançon. Dynamic city, Ideally situated between Paris and Lyon in Auxois Bourgogne. In 7 km of the heat exchanger of the highway A6 and in 20 km of the TGV station of Montbard.


2 Place Gaveau
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
03 80 97 05 96

tourisme semur

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OT : Beaune, Dijon, Vezelay, Avallon, Cluny, Autun ,
Site : Alesia, Château Bussy Rabutin et Epoisses, Jardin potager de Lantilly , Abbaye de Fontenay , Bibracte, Palais abbatial Moutier Saint Jean, liste non exhaustive...