The Camping du Lac de Saint-Point, it is the ideal starting point to discover the heritage of South Burgundy. Just ten minutes from the lake, discover Cluny and its medieval history. Start with the Benedictine abbey, and its monastic complex, which once extended its influence and intellectual influence throughout medieval Europe. Before the construction of St. Peter’s in Rome, its abbey church was the largest in all of Christendom! Founded by the Duke of Aquitaine in the tenth century, you can still discover all the magnificence of Burgundian medieval culture.
Once seduced by the abbey, continue the visit with a good historical bath, with the Museum of Art and Archaeology, in the Gothic Palace Jean de Bourbon. You will emerge incollable on Romanesque art, medieval sculptures and life in the Middle Ages. For an atmosphere worthy of the ” Name of the Rose “, take a look at the old library, which contains the rare prints inherited from the Clunisians.
As you leave the Abbey, take a look at the old surrounding wall of the abbey and its famous Tour des Fromages. One hundred and twenty steps higher, you will have a breathtaking view of the city and its surrounding countryside. Then, direct your steps towards the medieval city. Lose yourself in the alleys of Cluny, you never know, you may meet a troubadour wooing his lady there!
Cluny is not only accessible by foot, it is also a great equestrian city. If you like horses, go to the triple gallop at Haras nationaux, to see some of the most beautiful animals in France. Then, get into the game: the racecourse awaits you to vibrate and bet all year round. As for the riders, the equipped, sporting and event-driven system allows them to live their passion throughout South Burgundy.