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Cluny Abbey

There can be no getting away from the importance of the Abbey of Cluny in the history of Burgundy. But if you visit this popular site, keep past glories in the forefront of your mind.

Only about a tenth of the great monastery of Cluny remains and a visit is rather a 'virtual' tour.

The advice of a professional guide is to watch the excellent audio visual presentation when you arrive to set the scene of events.

The monastery of Cluny differed in three ways from other Benedictine houses and confederations:

* organizational structure;

* prohibition on holding land by feudal service; and

* execution of the liturgy as its main form of work.