Open main menu

Cluny is a commune in the eastern French department of Saône-et-Loire, in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. It is 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Mâcon.

Cluny heute2.jpg
Coat of arms of Cluny
Coat of arms
Cluny is located in France
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Cluny is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 4°39′36″E / 46.4353°N 4.66°E / 46.4353; 4.66Coordinates: 46°26′07″N 4°39′36″E / 46.4353°N 4.66°E / 46.4353; 4.66
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Cluny
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Jean-Luc Delpeuch
Area1 23.71 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,835
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 71137 /71250
Elevation 226–574 m (741–1,883 ft)
(avg. 248 m or 814 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

The town grew up around the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, founded by Duke William I of Aquitaine in 910. The height of Cluniac influence was from the second half of the 10th century through the early 12th. The abbey was sacked by the Huguenots in 1562, and many of its valuable manuscripts were destroyed or removed.



The river Grosne flows northward through the commune and crosses the town.


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has a large number of places which are of interest to tourists, such as:

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit