both a town and an abbey, cluny, even without its great abbey, bears witness to the greatness of the monastic reform movement of the middle ages. book at chateau de chemery, couddes. the cluny family has been farming vineyards in brochon, in the heart of the côte de nuits, since the start of the 20th century. the head of the order of cluny, the young abbot had the building constructed with the aim of increasing his status, with expensive materials, a complex layout and opulent decor. photograph above by mogiguere photography. holiday stays, rentals, hotel deals. best price guarantee! 39; s best cluny hotels.
the abbey, placed directly under the protection of rome, was founded by william the pious in 910. it was sold as a national asset in 1798, and the abbey was torn down and its church all but destroyed. a monastic empire. the hôtel de cluny is partially constructed on the remnants of the third century gallo- roman baths known as the thermes de cluny, thermal baths from the roman era of gaul. generations of wine growers have extended the estate and the passion for wine growing has been passed down from father to son through six generations.
the museum consists of two buildings: the frigidarium ( " cooling room" ), within the vestiges of the thermes de cluny, and the hôtel de cluny itself, which houses its collections. cluny was the mother- house with 1, 400 daughter- houses.