AUTUN - Bourgogne

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AUTUN - Bourgogne

Post by Loup-garou »

Joyeux juillet quatorze à tous - mais rappelez-vous - avec modération!

Does 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.

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:D The Total filling station, just next to le gare, always has exceptionally inexpensive fuel.

:lol: You will see from this remark that I only have a passing through aquaintance with Autun but it has the reputation of being a hansome and historic town. Good luck with your property search.
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Thanks Tom,

I hear the bells tolling, calling me to put my stomach and clothing under unreasonable pressure. :mrgreen:

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Try the tourist office - they will point you in the right direction for places to visit and eat. Good luck
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It took me a long time to get into that habit but it’s probably about the first place I head to in a new place now.

Can’t help you Loup-Garou but wish you luck finding a place too.
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I’m away in L’Isle Adam for a few day reminiscing about my youth but when I have a few minutes I’ll write back regarding Autun I live for a few months of the year about ten miles away from the town. Been here 13 years and seen so many changes. What are your reasons/drivers for coming to Autun?

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Autun is Roman so many Roman remains and Roman themed events. Bibracte is a Gaulish archaeological site well worth a visit. Cathedral is fabulous but undergoing interior restoration so mostly closed until next year.
The town itself is old and historic and I have to say the locals are extremely friendly and hospitable. It has had a succession of good mayors who work hard to improve the place. There is a survey underway just now on the state of the properties with a view to giving grants to improve them. Maybe they even will! There is all the usual stuff, shops come and go, but they are trying and are on the list of the Governments town/city improvement grants.
One thing that lets it down is the railway. Autun is at a cul de sac, but Le Creusot Monchanin is nearby with regular tgvs to Paris and Lyon.
Best place I've found to eat is the Tete Noir. It's a logis but by far better than some, Good menu and prices from I think 16 euros up to 60 euros plus. I also hear the Chateau Briant is good but not tried it. Le Commerce in the centre (not the one by the station) has usual bistro fare and a good atmosphere and is open everyday. Service can be awfully slow sometimes. Best coffee is at the Annexe. There are restaurants all around and if you like pizza try the Lutrine by the cathedral. Incidentally the Lutrine has just got a grant for renovation. Spectacular half timbered currently covered in stucco. Best plat du jour is the Ramparts. Oh and there is an Irish bar and a brew on site at the Tilleuls. Lots more around.
Hope you enjoy it.

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Post by jsks »

I concur with sprocket re the Tete Noir in Autun where lunch is especially good value. I'd tend to avoid the cafes/restos in the main square - the view is largely of parked cars and the prices exceed the food quality by some margin.

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Post by alittlebitmorefrench »

I drove through Autun a couple of years back.

It looked very depressed.

I would delve deeper into the place before buying a property there.

Most places have a 'nice square'.

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alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 pm
I drove through Autun a couple of years back.

It looked very depressed.

I would delve deeper into the place before buying a property there.

Most places have a 'nice square'.
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