Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye

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Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Commune
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye is located in France
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Coordinates: 47°37′09″N 3°11′52″E / 47.6192°N 3.1978°E / 47.6192; 3.1978Coordinates: 47°37′09″N 3°11′52″E / 47.6192°N 3.1978°E / 47.6192; 3.1978
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Vincelles
Area1 30.89 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 966
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 89368 /89520
Elevation 212–311 m (696–1,020 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.

Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.

In the early seventies Château de la Folie, north of the village - halfway Mezilles, was home to one of the "Maharishi’s Science of Creative Intelligence" projects. Transcendental Meditation teachers and students from all over the world gathered here to renovate the buildings and make the château a meditation centre. There were plans to make a campus with meditation-units in the fields between the château and the Etang de la Folie, just beside the D7 road. The project was abandoned in the mid-seventies. Reasons unknown.

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It is the birthplace of the writer Colette. A museum dedicated to her life and work is housed in her childhood home.

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