Cluny

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Cluny
Commune
Cluny heute2.jpg
Coat of arms of Cluny
Coat of arms
Cluny is located in France
Cluny
Cluny
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Cluny is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementMâcon
CantonCluny
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2015) Jean-Luc Delpeuch
Area123.71 km2 (9.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)24,835
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code71137 /71250
Elevation226–574 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 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.

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.

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

Tourism[edit]

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

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