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Cluny or Clugny is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. It is 20 km north west of Mâcon.

The town grew up around the Benedictine Cluny Abbey, founded by Duke William I of Aquitaine in AD 910. The height of Cluniac influence was from the second half of the 10th century through the early 12th.

The abbey was sacked by the Huguenots in 1562 and many of the valuable manuscripts were destroyed or removed.

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