Situated in the heart of the Saone-et-Loire Department in the Burgundy region of France is the wonderful town of Cluny. Full of history and culture, a Cluny holiday is one of the easiest ways to get a slice of the traditional French way of life. A Cluny holiday rental house will not only surprise you with the number of mod-cons it has, it will also provide you with some stunning views of the French countryside that will make your trip truly memorable.
A Cluny holiday is filled with opportunities not only to take in a breath of traditional French living but to also indulge in a range of pleasant activities. Amongst the activities available in Cluny are horse riding, cycling, walking, tennis, golf, swimming, fishing and mountain biking. The town of Cluny is probably most famous for its large abbey which was built in 910 A.D. and was used by Benedictine monks. Visitors on a Cluny holiday will be able to take in the beauty of the Romanesque style of the Abbey as well as enjoying a museum of art and archaeology which shows visitors what life was like in the abbey over 800 years ago.
If you decide to venture out from your Cluny holiday rental house then there are plenty of wonderful places to visit in the surrounding area. This includes the town of Chalon Sur Saone which is approximately an hour’s journey away from Cluny. The town is wonderful for walking around and taking in some traditional French architecture. As well as this there is the beautiful St. Vincent’s Cathedral, built in a Neoclassical style which has some remnants of the building which date back to the 8th century.
If you are now considering reserving a fantastic Cluny holiday rental house then you will be delighted to hear that you can enjoy warm summers and cool winters. June, July and August are usually the best months to have a Cluny holiday as the daytime temperature can reach as much as 26°C. The cooler months of December and January can see the daytime temperature vary between 6°C and 0°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 22 inches.
Travellers on a Cluny holiday can arrive at Lyon Airport (LYS) which is about an hour and a quarter away from the town. Airlines that offer cheap, frequent flights to the town include Air France, British Airways, BMI and easyJet. Passengers can leave the UK from various airports including Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).