Flavigny is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France, and rightly so! This small, medieval, fortified town located in the Côte-d’Or department of Bourgogne just oozes charm. It pretty much tops my list as the most charming village in France. I love this village so much that I have coined the phrase “It’s Flavignesque!” to describe other villages that have such pretty charm.
I would describe Flavigny as a rustic, sleepy, pretty, feminine village that is filled with flowers, blue shutters and doors, and mysterious alleys and walkways. No wonder the producers of the movie “Chocolat” chose this village to film some of its scenes! Before a trip to Burgundy, I always watch the movie to build anticipation for the charms to come.
And for the most delicious comfort food of a lifetime, plan a stop at Ferme Auberge la Grange. It seriously doesn’t get any more farm to table than this! From the quiche to the omelettes to the chèvre to the ratatouille to the tartes to the 2 euro glass of village wine, it is to die for! Who needs a Michelin-starred restaurant to eat like a king? We have never gotten to sit inside because the place is always full. But we are happy to sit at a picnic table outside, even in the rain, with the family cat just to get a taste of these delights.
The photos just do not capture the full charm of this village. But it is Flavignesque indeed!