It all began in 52 BC
After the victory of Julius Caesar over Vercingetorix, Flavian, veteran of the emperor’s troops, received the gift of a hill which was to become the village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, near the site of the Battle of Alesia. This is probably how green aniseed came to be planted, which was used to treat soldiers. In the Middle Ages, aniseed was found at the heart of a small lozenge, and at the court, this bonbon was very popular, and the ladies loved this little sweet manufactured in Flavigny Abbey. Today, the abbey and its crypt are still where Anis de Flavigny is made by the Troubat family. There’s a free tour to discover a rich expertise and a nice shop.
For three generations, the Troubats have been making Anis de Flavigny a true "success story" in Burgundy. The recipe has remained the same, 100% craft-made, without colouring or preservatives. With lots of commercial intuition and a little daring, the small box with its retro look has been with us since the 1950s in all kinds of places: vending machines in stations, subways and airports, in department stores and cinemas. Now an essential item, Anis de Flavigny is available however you want it, playing with new flavours: jasmine, orange blossom, rose and violet, as well as an organic range.
They are now part of our landscape and our history, as is the picture of the shepherd and shepherdess lovers who feature on the box. With their knowing glances, they speak to us of fondness, romance and secrets to share.
In Beaune and its surrounding area
You’ll find Anis de Flavigny in a range of shops, grocery stores, cellars and so on.