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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain coat of arms
Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (France)
region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Montbard
Canton Montbard
Community association Pays d'Alésia et de la Seine
Coordinates 47 ° 31 '  N , 4 ° 32'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 31 '  N , 4 ° 32'  E
height 239-482 m
surface 27.79 km 2
Residents 302 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 11 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 21150
INSEE code
Website www.flavigny.com

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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is a French commune with 302 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Côte-d'Or department and the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Bourgogne) region. It belongs to the arrondissement of Montbard and the canton of Montbard . The medieval place is classified as one of the Plus beaux villages de France ( Most Beautiful Villages in France ).


Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is located about six kilometers east of the Canal de Bourgogne on a hill above the valley of the Ozerain and is 61.6 km from Dijon .

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2016
Residents 591 437 385 435 411 341 330 301
Sources: Cassini and INSEE


Most of the houses and fortified gates date from the 13th century, as is the Saint-Genest church .

The relics of Saint Regina , which were later transferred to Alise-Sainte-Reine , have been kept in the former Benedictine abbey of Saint-Pierre with the crypt from the Carolingian era since 874 . In the abbey there is a factory where the famous Anis de Flavigny sweets are made. The crypt can be visited free of charge all day.


  • Flavigny has a well-known factory that makes aniseed sweets. It is unmistakable that each of the candies has a core made of real aniseed . Using a complex technique, the aniseed core is brought together with the candy mass in a drum for hours. This works by the mass gradually growing around the anise like snowflakes using a strong supply of air. The factory can be visited free of charge in the morning.
  • In the village there is a seminary of the Society of St. Pius X.
  • Since 1976 the place has been home to a new Benedictine monastery , the Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval , which was elevated to an abbey by the Holy See in 1992 .
  • Flavigny is on the Camino de Santiago to Vézelay .
  • The village was used in 2000 as the setting for the movie Chocolat with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp .

Web links

Commons : Flavigny-sur-Ozerain  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Flavigny-sur-Ozerain on Les plus Beaux Villages de France (French)