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EXC_ABBAYE
# DescriptionREF. EXC_ABBAYE
Trip
Duration3h00
Classic

You will leave by coach with your guide to the Cluny Abbey. Founded in 910 by William the Pious, the abbey was under the direct protection of Rome and its abbot was granted the role of mediator between the political leaders and the pope. This ancient Benedictine abbey extended a widespread influence on all of medieval Europe. Its church was the largest in all of West Christianity until the Saint Peter's basilica was built in Rome. In 1798, the abbey was sold as a national asset and thus dismantled, while its church was almost completely destroyed. Today, you can still admire their vestiges which bear witness to the past splendour of Cluny. Return on board in Macon.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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From Burgundy to the Camarge along the Saône and the Rhône Rivers

LYON - MÂCON - VIENNE - AVIGNON - ARLES - The Camargue - ARLES - VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON

History and authenticity will be on the program throughout your cruise on the Rhone. You will discover cities with rich historical and cultural pasts such as Lyon with its famous 'traboules' - secret passages. Visit the Cluny Abbey, which has had an exceptional political, artistic and religious influence on Europe, then admire the castle of Tournon which stands upright on its majestic rock in the heart of the town and houses a museum labeled "Museum of France" since 1927.

Next departures:  07/13/2024, 07/25/2024
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8 Days
FROM$1340
PP
$2681
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