Hi Loup-garou as mentioned earlier in the thread I've been in the Autun area for around 13 years now though not permanently (5 months per year), there are too many places in the world to visit to stay in one place. Autun itself has all the amenities you would probably require, plenty of shops including little independent ones, a decent twice weekly market smaller one on the Wednesday much larger one on Friday. A great deal of cultural and historical stuff to visit and partake in. I myself am very interested in Gallo Roman history and architecture and the whole area especially the nearby Morvan region is very central to a number of Gallo Roman sites, Alesia for example https://www.alesia.com/ and Bibracte https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibracteLoup-garou wrote: ↑Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 amDoes anybody have any views, opinions or other stuff worth mentioning about Autun. We are thinking about a property there - haven't found it yet but it must be inside the city.
I would also welcome any "must visit" places or good restaurant recommendations in or around the city.
Many thanks in advance.
Autun was named after Emperor Augustus lots of Roman remnants to see including museums etc.
Best restaurants in the area, Le monde De Don Cabillaud, fantastic fish only 2 starters and two or three mains plus dessert. Good price quality ratio Burgundian restos are Restaurant des Remparts and Restaurant Le Chateaubriant. You also have the usual 13/14 euro menus in various restaurants but frankly they are just industrial dross. Le Commerce whilst having a good location in the centre only delivers microwaved quiches and bits of meat with tired salad leaves. Dining around the Cathedral area in the evening is very pleasant with a very atmospheric ambiance.
Let me know if there is anything specific you'd information on.