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Chapaize is located in France
Coordinates: 46°33′29″N 4°44′17″E / 46.5581°N 4.7381°E / 46.5581; 4.7381Coordinates: 46°33′29″N 4°44′17″E / 46.5581°N 4.7381°E / 46.5581; 4.7381
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chalon-sur-Saône
Canton Cluny
Intercommunality Entre Grosne et Guye
Area1 13.76 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 166
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 71087 /71460
Elevation 203–315 m (666–1,033 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

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


It features a Romanesque church built in the 11th century, in lombard style, surrounded by stone-built houses with the typical covered galleries of this region with a 16th-century watch tower. In the hamlet of Lancharre, there is a church of the 12th century, remains of a canonnesse's monastery.

Around Chapaize lie a large state and communal forest and two ponds. In the 4 hamlets of Chapaize (Bessuge, Gemaugue, Lancharre and Chapaize), there are several laundrettes which were still used at the beginning of the 1950s.

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