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Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

1. Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Get skip-the-line access to Cluny Abbey Museum. Discover the ruins of a spiritual center, the seat of the most significant medieval monastic order in Western Europe. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Cluny Abbey Museum, avoid the queues, and explore the museum. Admire incredible medieval art, interesting paintings, stained glass windows, and the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry.  Enter the museum and start exploring; one of the most important abbeys in France, now listed as a National Monument. First, you will watch a short 3D film showing how Cluny Abbey evolved, and then the tour will begin.  Walk around, listen to the history, and explore this impressive building at your own leisure. See one of the best collections of artifacts from the middle ages you will ever see. This museum is a must-visit for fans of The Lady and the Unicorn Book by Tracy Chevalier. 

Exploring the Village of Cluny: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Exploring the Village of Cluny: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Stroll through medieval Cluny, a quaint French village with more Romanesque houses than the whole of England! It might be known for its impressive abbey, but the monastic village that developed around the monastery has just as much to offer visitors. On this walking tour, I’ll share with you the early history and development of the village, from just a few dwellings around the Abbey to one of the spiritual centres of Europe. We’ll explore houses from several chapters in history, where I’ll point out the details hidden in the facades, and tease out the stories of former inhabitants. We’ll meander along tiny alleyways, pass gorgeous squares, and marvel at some of the majestic buildings that once represented the village’s illustrious past. Find out the secret history behind the Cheese Tower. Take a peek into Cluny’s lovely gardens, and meet the cast of characters, from abbots to merchants, that breathed life into this charming village far from the bustle of Paris. Allow an hour for this walking tour as there is much to see along the way!

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3.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Must be visited with a guide. We were lucky to have a very good guide who knew how to take us to the previous centuries. Unavoidable !