Copyright Corrina Tough 2011

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Day 4- Flavigny- sur- Ozerain

After leaving Giverny we make our way to the Burgandy region and the small village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain where the film chocolat was made. We drove through some amazing villages on the way and so the first few images may not be that great as they were taken through the car windscreen whilst driving. Then as we drove up an incline when we reached the top the view looking down over Flavigny was breath taking. This is the image in the opening scene of the film. Once in the village we were astounded at the ancient houses, the gothic church and Abbey and the rural back drop. My camera went into overdrive and it will be hard to pick the shots also we were here for two days so I'll give you a day 1 and 2. We stayed in an old convent and the owners ancestors had liveed in this village since the 1600's. Part of the house had been burnt during the revolution when the nuns had to sell off sections of the convent to people who made homes out it. The view from our rooms looked down over the village vege patch and the very one the priest is working on in the film chocolat. xxCorrina.

Flavigny- sur Ozerain view from top of hill
                                                 All images copyright Corrina Tough 2012

Rue Claude Monet- day 4

Today we decided to go back and check out Rue Claude Monet and the little village of Giverny- what a delight. Semi rural the town boasts many art galleries, and food places. To our surprise it was the day of an antique steam engine display and all the old guys and their toys displaying their wares. After walking the cobbled streets our appetite was calling us to the hotel Baudy a very old and beautiful little place that had a courtyard opposite outside with shaded umbrellas. Inside was more formal and out the back a surprise old gallery and sweet garden to explore.
                                                   Curtis the budding photographer
                                             Poached salmon with fromage rissotto. YUM!                            Our Menu has entree main and desert for 23 euro and was all devine! xxCorrina.
                                               All images copyright Corrina Tough 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

Monets Garden and Moulin Bechet part 2

Here are some more pics of Monets house and gardens and Moulin Bechet the place we stayed near Giverny,

Moulin Bechet  - the part we stayed in.