OUR TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: the very best of religious heritage... in our opinion!
Recognised by UNESCO
In the Middle Ages, Burgundy became a spiritual hotspot for the whole of Europe.
3 major buildings recognised by UNESCO bear witness to this widespread reputation:
- Vézelay demonstrates the importance of the great pilgrimages. This place was listed in 1979.
- La Charité-sur-Loire is a major step on the Way of St. James
- Fontenay Abbey is an example of Cistercian reform. It was one of the very first French monuments to be listed.
The "Chemins du Roman" trails
Are you a fan of Romanesque art? Then come to Charolais-Brionnais (Saône-et-Loire). This small region boasts no less than 100 buildings in this elegant and understated style!The Romanesque churches of the Brionnais
On the trail of Romanesque art, you'll find a little gem with exceptional radiance, the Basilica of Paray-le-Monial.The Basilica of Paray-le-Monial
The monks' legacy: Cluny and Cîteaux
Burgundy can be proud to have created two prestigious - yet opposing - monastic orders. They both abide by the same rule nevertheless: that of Saint-Benoît.
The greatest spiritual adventure of the Middle Ages! Today, visitors can take a "connected" tour of the abbey, with a tablet.Cluny Abbey-City
A community of Cistercian monks still lives here today. It is open to visitors but tours are limited in order to respect the day-to-day life of the monks.Visit Cîteaux