Holidays in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

For our summer holidays, we chose this little mountain village (population of 303) in Burgundy for its solitude, and that is exactly what we got.

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain is a quiet village with few tourists, and it is also listed as Plus beaux villages de France. This was the view from one of the upstairs windows of our self-catering vacation rental. *

Room with a view in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

The village seen from the valley.

On Main Street, soon after entering through the Port Val, you might want to look up to one of the windows of the houses on the left. She is definitely a piece of art.

This shop was the setting for the movie Chocolat (with Johnny Depp).

This is what we did most days – relaxing, reading, drinking wine, shopping for good things to eat, and mostly lying in the garden, shaded by trees.

* In case you’re interested what vacation rental we had booked, here it is: https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/flavigny-sur-ozerain/6122857

I can highly recommend it, if you want quiet days and need time to visit yourself.

Chocolat – Travelling Book at the Baltic Sea

The book Chocolat, written by Joanne Harris, is a sensuous and thought-provoking story about an exotic stranger, leading villagers into temptation (rural France). It was such a pleasure to read this book. The movie, starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, was not bad either.

Chocolat

While on holiday at the Baltic Sea, I will release this book into the wild. This could be at the beach, or left on a chair at a restaurant, just about anywhere. If you happen to find this book, please drop me a note under comments. Would love to hear from you.

A few days ago, one reader informed me she had just found my book Witchchild in Canada, which I had released in Athens/Greece in 2008. Some of these books really get to travel.

Just released the book at the hotel/restaurant “Am Schleieck” in Maasholm on 30 June 2014 at 9:52am.