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Taizé is a commune in the Saône-et-Loiremarker department in the region of Bourgognemarker in eastern Francemarker.

It lies near Mâconmarker.

In Taizé lives the Taizé Communitymarker, 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.

Geography

The river Grosnemarker forms all of the commune's eastern border.

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