The abbey of Cluny, in Saône-et-Loire, was founded in 909 by the duke of Aquitaine and count of Auvergne Guillaume I. Cluny is the symbol of monastic renewal in the West; the abbey was a center for reform of benedictine rule and a leading intellectual center in the Classical Middle Ages. Today only a part of the buildings have been preserved, protected as a Historical Monument and awarded the European Heritage Label.

The medieval city is worth your visit.

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