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Coordinates: 46°30′51″N 4°40′39″E / 46.5141666667°N 4.6775°E / 46.5141666667; 4.6775

Commune of Taizé

Taizé, Saône-et-Loire is located in France
Taizé, Saône-et-Loire
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Saint-Gengoux-le-National
Intercommunality entre Grosne et Guye
Mayor Georges Bouillin
Elevation 210–263 m (690–860 ft)
(avg. 215 m/710 ft)
Land area1 3.16 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Population2 184  (2006)
 - Density 58 /km2 (150 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71532/ 71250
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: 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 eastern border.

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