Taizé (Saône-et-Loire)

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Taizé (France)
region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Cluny
Community association Clunisois
Coordinates 46 ° 31 '  N , 4 ° 41'  E Coordinates: 46 ° 31 '  N , 4 ° 41'  E
height 210-263 m
surface 3.16 km 2
Residents 178 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 56 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 71250
INSEE code

Taizé in Burgundy

Taizé is a French municipality with 178 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Saone-et-Loire in the region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté .


The small municipality of Taizé is located on the Grosne , about 35 kilometers northwest of Mâcon and ten kilometers north of Cluny .

Neighboring municipalities of Taizé are Ameugny in the north-west and north, Bray in the east, Massilly in the south and Flagy in the south-west.


The small community became known through the community of Taizé , which settled in the village in 1949. It attracts tens of thousands of mostly young people from all over the world every year.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007
Residents 127 128 144 140 118 161 179


The Maria Magdalenenkirche in the village

In addition to the irregular Roman Catholic masses in the parish in the village church of Ste-Marie-Madeleine , a Roman Catholic mass is celebrated daily in the Church of Reconciliation . This usually takes place on weekdays in the crypt below the church, on Sundays there is a Roman Catholic Eucharist in the church . In the Church of Reconciliation, the ecumenical community holds its prayer times three times a day. Protestant and Orthodox services, held by guests of the community, also take place at irregular intervals in the reconciliation or village church.

The Church of Reconciliation of the Community


  • Brother Roger Schutz (born May 12, 1915 in Provence, Switzerland; † August 16, 2005 in Taizé, France) was the founder and prior of the Ecumenical Brotherhood of Taizé for most of his life.
  • Brother Daniel de Montmollin (* 1921 in Saint-Aubin, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland) is a founding member of the ecumenical Communauté de Taizé.
  • Brother Max Thurian (born August 16, 1921 in Geneva, † August 15, 1996 in Geneva) was one of the first seven brothers of the Communauté de Taizé and was considered the most important theologian of the ecumenical community. Together with Brother Roger, he was a council observer at the Second Vatican Council.
  • Brother Robert Giscard (* 1923 in Lyon, France; † March 12, 1993) was a doctor and one of the first seven brothers of the Taizé Community.
  • Brother Eric de Saussure (born December 23, 1925 in Geneva, † October 17, 2007 in Taizé) was a French artist and member of the Taizé Community.
  • Brother Alois Löser (born June 11, 1954 in Nördlingen) has been prior of the ecumenical brotherhood of Taizé since August 2005 and successor to the founder Roger Schutz.


The asteroid (100033) Taizé was named after the location in 1990.

Web links

Commons : Taizé  - collection of images, videos and audio files