ABBAYE DE CLUNY MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY – PALAIS GÉLASE /Destination Saône-et-Loire #ExploreFrance

Abbey of Cluny – Philippe Berthé©CM Paris

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.

Site with the “European Heritage” label.

RECEPTION

Subject to modification.

Open

In April, May, June and September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

In July and August: from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

From October to March: from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed

1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November

and 25th December

Accessibility

Number of floors visited during the tour: 2

Monument partially accessible to people with reduced mobility

Cluny abbey with “Tourisme and Disability” label

FACILITIES

Seating available during the visit and outside

Lavatories

Gift shop

Parking for coaches 450 m (Rochefort car park)

Function room rental: cloister, transept, pantry, flour store

(capacity from 50 to 200 seated people and from 90 to 300

people up)

www.tourisme.monuments-nationaux.fr

Non contractual document – September 2017

TOURS

Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet

French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Reservations required

Duration: 1 hr

Touch model for the visually impaired in Cluny abbey

Audio-guide tour in Cluny abbey

French, English, German, Italian

Reservations required

Guided tour

French

Reservations: 2 weeks

Duration: 1 hr 15 min

No supplement. Other visitors are free to join the group.

Lecture tour

French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch,

Reservations: 3 weeks

Duration: from 1 hr 30 min to 2 hrs 30 min

Maximun group size without splitting up

40 people maximum for each show of the film (10 min)

Private visit, with or without catering service,

outside standard opening hours

Reservation required, private visit or tasting visit

“the monks and the wine”, or night walk

RATES 2018

OUT OF CATEGORY

Rate for tourism professionals

and groups (minimum 20 people)

Concessions

7,50 €

New! Pro E-ticketing @

Adults

9,50 €

Joint ticket Abbey, museum of art

and archeology and Chapelle des Moines

in Berzé-la-Ville

Rate for tourism professionals

and groups (minimum 20 people)

Concessions

9 €

Adults

11 €

Free admission: minors under 18 *

Free admission: 18-25 years old

(EU nationals and regularised EU residents)

* excluding school groups

Extra charge:

Audio-guide tour 3 € per person

ACCESS22 km from the Beaune/Lyon motorway:

A6 exit Mâcon south then RN79, Paray-le-Monial

to the D980, Cluny

5 km from the Bourges/Geneva main road:

RN79 to the D980, Cluny

24 km north-west of Mâcon:

RN79 to the D980, Cluny

Mâcon Loche TGV railway station 21 km away

River port of Mâcon 23 km away (on the Saône)

Lyon St-Exupery Airport 109 km away

INFORMATIONS

ABBAYE DE CLUNY – PALAIS GÉLASE

Place du 11 août 1944 – 71250 Cluny

Informations and reservations

tel. Abbey : (33) (0)3 85 59 15 93

tel. Museum : (33) (0)3 85 59 89 99

abbaye-de-cluny@monuments-nationaux.fr

www.cluny-abbaye.fr

USEFUL ADDRESSES

Cluny Tourist Office

tel.: (33) (0)3 85 59 05 34

www.cluny-tourisme.com

Destination Saône-et-Loire

tel.: (33) (0)3 85 21 02 20

www.bourgogne-du-sud.com

Nearby national monuments:

10 km – Chapelle des moines in Berzéla-

Ville

60 km – Royal Monastery of Brou

in Bourg-en-Bresse

www.france.fr

Southern arm of the great transept

NORTH EASTERN FRANCE

NORTH EASTERN FRANCE

BURGUNDY-FRANCHE-COMTÉ / ABBEY OF CLUNY

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