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Cluniac Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Cluniac sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Cluny Abbey
    Cluny, France
    In the Middle Ages, Cluny was the center of a major monastic movement. Its church was the largest Christian building in the world until St. Peter's was rebuilt in the 16th century.
  • Moissac Abbey Cloister
    Moissac, France
    Completed in 1100 AD, the cloister of Moissac Abbey in southwest France is one of the finest galleries of Romanesque art in the world. It is the oldest and largest cloister with narrative capitals.
  • Saint-Révérien Church
    Saint-Révérien, France
    The 12th-century Church of St. Reverianus in Burgundy was once a priory church affiliated with Cluny and a stop for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. It has important Romanesque capitals in the choir and late medieval frescoes in the apse.