Cluny Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery.
An abbey with important reach throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. The Benedictine Abbey of Cluny was founded in the 10th century. Over the centuries, its vast Abbey church extended its influence over the whole of Europe. Explore the many monastic buildings and remains of the vast church, the “Maïor Ecclesia”, partially destroyed after the French Revolution. The 18th century cloisters offer a view of the chapterhouse and the remains of the choir from the second church. The Farinier (granary) in the grounds has retained its 18th century framework. The Jean de Bourbon Palais was built in the late 15th century by one of the great Abbots of Cluny, from which it takes its name. Built in the Flamboyant Gothic style, the palace is now home to the museum of art and archaeology, with a large collection of religious and civil Romanesque sculptures from houses in the town, the abbey and the surrounding area