Sunday, October 25, 2009

Off to Beautiful Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

We took a drive to the picturesque Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, about an hour away from Dijon. Famous for its aniseed candy, sold in pretty tin-topped boxes, Flavigny was also the location for the film, Chocolat. Here are some photos of our stroll around the village.

Look at this magnificent tree!

A bistro chair seat with irises, cattails and water lilies....

I don’t know if Voltaire ever lived here but this street sign (check out the old street sign above it, carved in the rock!) reminds me to re-read Candide, one of the funniest books ever, although a bit on the Pulp Fiction side.

The French often use beaded curtains across their doors in the summer to keep out pesky insects.

Sweetheart shutters.

Cozy entry.

Colorful mums.

Pink house.

The church.

Ivy on a stone wall.

A lone hollyhock.

Wooden shutters and door on an old stone house.

Pretty window.

Roses and a drain pipe.

A pretty entry.

Les Anis de Flavigny: the factory and shop where the famous aniseed candies are made and sold.

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