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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côte-d'Or

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côte-d'Or
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In the heart of the green Auxois countryside, at an altitude of 420 metres, stands the charming hilltop village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in Côte-d'Or. Its history dates back to 52 BC, when Julius Caesar made it his headquarters before besieging Alesia.

With its picturesque lanes, houses with splendid façades and staircase turrets, as well as its ancient buildings, it's no surprise that this place is now officially listed among the Most Beautiful Villages in France (Plus Beaux Villages de France)!

A walk along the cobbled streets and the ramparts, which feature three fortified gates, is a particularly pleasant experience. Along the way, you can also discover the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, founded in the 8th century, and its Carolingian crypt. As you stroll around, you'll immediately notice the delightful aniseed fragrance coming from the famous sweet factory on the premises. Popular with children and grown-ups alike, these sweets have been made in the old abbey following the same recipe since the 16th century! While visiting the site, you can go to the sweet-making workshop, explore the charming little museum about the history of Burgundy's famous sweet, known as Anis de Flavigny, and taste its various flavours.

Also be sure to stop by the Church of St. Genesius, which is well worth a visit for its Gothic central tribune made of stone and a beautiful 15th-century statue of an angel of the Annunciation.

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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

In the midst of Auxois (12 km from Semur-en-Auxois, 6 km from Venarey les Laumes), and yet so often through secret land of a thousand riches in the heart of Burgundy, that the monastic town of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain preserves its unique history to its full height.

The village built on a rock around a Benedictine monastery since the 19th century became a factory of anise, spreads its charm in an inextricable mix of religious architecture, civil and military.

It is by getting lost in its alleys, taking his time to turn a grassy walkway that he must discover the village. Find his way by being guided by the massive silhouette of the church of Saint Genest throne in the heart of the city which is the soul. Down in the vaults of the convent of the Ursulines, discovered among the bushes, the oratory, go through the gate to imagine at the foot of the crucifix, the peasants of the valley from sale on the "lump of butter" for their products do not have to pay award ... sounds like the drawbridge down heavily in the evening in the door or gate of the valley from the village. Descend into the crypt, Carolingian, and guided out by a sweet anise smell of the fabric of the abbey nearby ... attend vespers in contemplation punctuated by chants of Benedictine monks of the abbey of Saint Joseph Clairval then ... s 'to go strolling around the tanneries, the road lanes where haflinger ponies bred Charolais cows alongside the beautiful village of farmers and end up in the valley, sharing a glass of pinot noir in the cellar of the vineyard of Flavigny along the river, Ozerain.

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Flavigny seen from Caesar's camp (© JE)
Flavigny seen from Caesar's camp (© JE)
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The Carolingian crypt of St Peter's Abbey in Flavigny
The Carolingian crypt of St Peter's Abbey in Flavigny
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The famous oval box Anis of the Abbey of Flavigny ®
The famous oval box Anis of the Abbey of Flavigny ®
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Gate flavigny (© JE)
Gate flavigny (© JE)
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Creche in a showcase December
Creche in a showcase December
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the cardboard case Anis of the Abbey of Flavigny ®
the cardboard case Anis of the Abbey of Flavigny ®
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the Too-Hot - Algranate Chart
the Too-Hot - Algranate Chart
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Flavigny textile Botanical Garden
Flavigny textile Botanical Garden
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Flavigny seen from Caesar's camp (© JE)
Flavigny seen from Caesar's camp (© JE)
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Arts Household & Design Flavigny
Arts Household & Design Flavigny
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Vineyard of Flavigny
Vineyard of Flavigny
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A crib in December
A crib in December
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Poster of Pentecost together in 2016
Poster of Pentecost together in 2016
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