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Cluny tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cluny in Saone-et-Loire

Visit Cluny: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny also has a picturesque town centre to explore

Cluny is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cluny. For detailed visitor information see the Cluny travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Cluny include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Brancion at 15 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cluny, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cluny in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Cormatin

Cormatin

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century, is...

See Cormatin guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 15 km (direction north-east)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional...

See Brancion guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Macon

Macon

at 19 km (direction south-east)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest...

See Macon guide
 
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Tournus

Tournus

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus,...

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey...

See Tournus abbey guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of...

See Belleville guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 42 km (direction west)

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 42 km (direction west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 48 km (direction west)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and...

See Dombes guide

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Map of places to visit near Cluny

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Markets in and near Cluny

Market days in Cluny: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Cluny: market Saturday (0km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (16km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (24km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (26km)
  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (28km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (31km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Cluny, France

What to do at Cluny? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cluny.

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (15km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (41km)
  • Charlieu (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (0km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (7km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (16km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (32km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (40km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (51km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (30km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (32km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (38km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (40km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (15km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (23km)
  • Seille (Saône) (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (19km)
  • Vonnas (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cluny is in the eastern-center of France at 19 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Cluny is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cluny

Canton: Cluny

Arrondissement: Mâcon

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71250

Distance to Cluny

from Macon (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 366 km

from Bordeaux: 444 km

from Strasbourg: 333 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Cluny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berze-le-Chatel, Blanot, Chateau, Cortambert, Donzy-le-Pertuis, Jalogny, La Vineuse, Lournand, Massy, Mazille and Sainte-Cecile.

This page in French: Visiter Cluny

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