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1. The movie Fresa y Chocolate

This movie starts in the ice cream parlour Coppelia in La Havana in Cuba.

Choco-Story, the chocolate museum in Bruges paid a visit to this very famous place.

People from La Havana love it. After a very long, but very disciplined queuing, they have a small distraction : a plate filled with ice cream and topped with fresh cream.



2. The film "Chocolat" in Flavigny

The excellent film " Chocolat " with Julie Binoche, in the role of the chocolatière is not only a reflection of life in the villages of France but is also a very moving human story.

Flavigny sur Ozerain, a mediaeval fortified village not far from Dijon was the chosen location

Arriving in the village there are no reminders of this episode which will probably remain hidden within the rich historic past of this village. Neither is there a sign leading visitors to the house which was transformed into a chocolate shop for filming.



Choco-Story, the Bruges chocolate Museum went in search of the village and the house.

The story of Flavigny begins at the time of Julius Caesar who came here in 52 BC to put an end to the revolt by Vercingetorix and his men and to lay siege to Alesia, on the opposite bank of the Ozerain

By the Gallo-Roman period, Flaviniacum was growing in importance. It got its name from Flavinius, the local landowner.

By the eighth century, Flavigny had become an ecclesiastical fiefdom which established its jurisdiction and financial administration. The Abbots exercised both temporal and political power which often came before their religious mission. It was an important trading area and the nobles in the region built their residences here.

But craftsmen and merchants lived here too, hence the rich architectural heritage to which the large number of buildings constructed between the 12th and 18th centuries continue to bear witness

Flavigny was alive with a large and active population. Along its streets and squares were not only to be found tanners, oil merchants, tinkers, stonemasons, glass makers and weavers, but also notaries, lawyers, doctors, apothecaries and other bourgeoisie, not forgetting the wine growers, peasants and the ecclesiastical world

But phylloxera put an end to the winegrowing. After the liberation the gendarmerie, magistrate and all the other authorities were transferred to Venarey les Laumes. The village began to empty of people

In recent years, though, the phenomenon has been reversed. A younger population is settling in and starting new ventures including tourism activities

Chocolat could make its contribution. But now the locals must really make the most of it.

3 Charlie and the chocolate factory

Charlie Bucket comes from a poor family, and spends most of his time dreaming about the chocolate that he loves but usually can't afford.

Things change when Willy Wonka, head of the very popular Wonka Chocolate empire, announces a contest in which five gold tickets have been hidden in chocolate bars and sent throughout the country.

The kids who find the tickets will be taken on a tour of Wonka's chocolate factory and get a special glimpse of the wonders within.

Charlie miraculously finds a ticket, along with four other children much naughtier than him. The tour of the factory will hold more than a few surprises for this bunch.

Website of the movie

4 Como agua para chocolate (1992)

Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. Tita's heart breaks when her mother instead offers to Pedro her other daughter, and he accepts. Now they live in the same house, and Mama Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage.

It shows how marriage was imposed in those times, and how a love between two people can change everything.