Cluny

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This article is about the town and commune of Cluny. For Abbey of Cluny, see Cluny (disambiguation).
For other uses, see Cluny (disambiguation).
Cluny
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Coat of arms of Cluny
Coat of arms
Cluny is located in France
Cluny
Cluny
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 Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Cluny
Government
 • 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)
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.

Cluny or Clugny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department of the region of Burgundy, in eastern France. It is 20 km northwest of Mâcon.

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.

Geography[edit]

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

Tourism[edit]

South Burgundy has a large panel of touristic places, such as:

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