Taizé, Saône-et-Loire

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For other places named Taizé, see Taizé (disambiguation).
Taizé is located in France
Coordinates: 46°30′51″N 4°40′39″E / 46.5142°N 4.6775°E / 46.5142; 4.6775Coordinates: 46°30′51″N 4°40′39″E / 46.5142°N 4.6775°E / 46.5142; 4.6775
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Saint-Gengoux-le-National
Intercommunality entre Grosne et Guye
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Bouillin
 • Land1 3.16 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 184
 • Population2 density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71532 / 71250
Elevation 210–263 m (689–863 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Taizé is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

It lies near Mâcon.

In Taizé lives the Taizé Community, a monastic, ecumenical, international community founded in 1940 by Frère Roger, which has today just over 100 brothers from many different countries and from different Christian traditions.

Taizé is also known as a place of pilgrimage primarily for young adults: every week, hundreds and thousands of visitors, generally between the ages of 17 and 30, visit Taizé for an experience of prayer and community life.

The asteroid 100033 Taizé is named in its honour.


The river Grosne forms all of the commune's western border.

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