Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye

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Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Location of Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye is located in France
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentYonne
ArrondissementAuxerre
CantonVincelles
Area
1
30.89 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
966
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89368 /89520
Elevation212–311 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 the Château de la Folie, north of the village (halfway to Mézilles) 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, for reasons unknown.[citation needed]

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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.[citation needed]

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