The community of Taizé in Burgundy

Visit the Taizé community established near Cluny in Saône-et-Loire.

Taizé is a small village in Burgundy where settled a monastic community that includes 75 monks from 25 different countries. The goal of the community is to bring together all Christians (Catholic or Protestant). The community is very open to the outside as it welcomes many young people who come for a week of prayers, prayers at 8: 00, 12: 00 and 20: 00 every day. The highlights of the year are Pentecost and Ascension. You can enter inside the site and visit the chapel. The official website

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Duration: 2 h.

Entrance to the village of Taizé

Entrance to the village of Taizé
The commune of Taizé has less than 200 inhabitants. You need a car to go to Taizé.

The gate of the Taizé community

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The gate of the Taizé community
There is a village of tents for the peak period.

The campanile

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The campanile
The life of the community is punctuated by prayers.

The tents

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The tents
Meals are taken under the tents. Young people can participate for meals and accommodation. The prices are unbeatable: between 7 and 10 euros per day for a young person of less than 30 years. Example of a meal: mashed ham, cheese, fruit, wafer, bread

Chapel of reconciliation

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Chapel of reconciliation
The original stone chapel was built through a Franco-German initiative. Wooden buildings have been added.

Chapel of reconciliation

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Chapel of reconciliation
The wooden buildings allow to increase the capacity of the original Chapel.

The barracks

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The barracks

Tent village

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Tent village
Most of the young people who come to Taizé are highly motivated. The living conditions are sometimes difficult.

Inside the Chapel

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Inside the Chapel
Offices alternate songs, passages of the Gospel, in several languages, the time of silence and meditation.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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