06 NOV 22: CORMATIN CASTLE & HISTORIC CLUNY WITH ITS WORLD-FAMOUS ABBEY

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Visiting Chateau de Cormatin is as postcard-perfect as a film set. With its well-kept gardens and an imposing grand exterior that will captivate you at first sight, this is truly one of the most beautiful châteaus in Burgundy. After driving to Cormatin and enjoying an exclusive and private Tour through the castle (they already open the Castle for our Vegan Travel Group at 9 AM), we will take you to Cluny.
In Cluny, the town and the abbey come together as one! While you’re exploring the town on this guided tour, you’ll come across several ruins of the former abbey. Some are more visible than others and have been meticulously restored, such as the Palais Jean Bourbon which has been converted into the Musée d’Art et d’Arché ologie (Museum of Art and Archaeology).
Wander around the Abbey-Town and just take in the charm of the medieval atmosphere: white and ochre stones, rounded pink tile roofing, winding cobbled streets, Romanesque houses decorated with capitals, and so much more. In its heyday in around 1100, Cluny and its monastic order (Cluniac order) held authority over 10,000 monks and 1,500 monasteries across Europe. At that time, the church there was the biggest in the world, and remained as such until the construction of St-Pierre-de Rome in the 17th century. Almost nothing remains of the biggest abbey ever built in the Middle Ages. Today, just one bell tower stands at the heart of this small town. But you can still expect a moving and impressive tour of the one remaining bell tower and the few buildings that were saved from destruction!

DURATION: about 5 hours
START: 8 AM

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