AUTUN - Bourgogne

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Re: AUTUN - Bourgogne

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ajm wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:20 pm
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'.
You're at it again. Is there anything in this world that you do like apart from yourself?
I drove through it two years ago. It looked very depressed. Just saying.

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You're at it again. Is there anything in this world that you do like apart from yourself?
:mrgreen: That's a bit unfair.

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alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Most places have a 'nice square'.
It's not occurred to me before Chalon sur Saone has a nice one but Bourgogne doesn't really do squares. Happy to be corrected though.

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Re: AUTUN - Bourgogne

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sprocket wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 pm
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Most places have a 'nice square'.
It's not occurred to me before Chalon sur Saone has a nice one but Bourgogne doesn't really do squares. Happy to be corrected though.
Chalon was our nearest town when we lived in the Bresse. Its a very nice town to live near but, thankfully, was mercifully free of tourists. Wish we'd never left...

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Its one of the few regions we have not been too could be why its still nice :lol:
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As you look at the region on a map all the tourists stay to the left of the A6. Go east 15km from Chalon and it's another world.

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jsks wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 pm
sprocket wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 pm
alittlebitmorefrench wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Most places have a 'nice square'.
It's not occurred to me before Chalon sur Saone has a nice one but Bourgogne doesn't really do squares. Happy to be corrected though.
Wish we'd never left...
You regret moving ?

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Regret? Maybe.

But I can't do much about it now.

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Re: AUTUN - Bourgogne

Post by Loup-garou »

Thank you for all the helpful replies and good wishes. In the coming weeks we'll spend a few weekends there to look at properties on foot.

I have bought all the IGN 1:25,000 maps of the city and roundabouts and the walking in the Morvan PNR looks very special.

You asked why there Lemorvan. We live just under 3 hours drive to the north of there near Langres. We love our village and the people but it is very rural and has no facilities so we have to drive for everything. We are looking for a second place to contrast that. Where we can walk to restaurants and give visitors some sights to see on foot. The TGV passing Le Creusot should also be a bonus. Nonetheless, with 5 border collies, good walking in close driving distance is essential. We have been asked why not go further south for a complete change of climate but I reason that, if somewhere is just a few hours away, we will use it far more often (even for a couple of days at a time) and it's no great problem to just get in the car and go if the meteo forecast is good. I have always loved towns and cities where you can see the hills around eg Belfast and Edinburgh and I'm hoping the views to the Morvan will be like that.

So that's my logic and I realise that property in the city carries a price premium over those just 5klm outside but, as I say, the priority is to be able to walk to places.

Thanks again for taking the time to comment - if you think of anything else please stick it on the thread.

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Re: AUTUN - Bourgogne

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I have always loved towns and cities where you can see the hills around eg Belfast and Edinburgh and I'm hoping the views to the Morvan will be like that.
:D The high Morvan, which is very scenic, starts about 15 kms from Autun but the town has plenty of other hills around which are nearer. In fact Autun itself is quite hilly. There is a strong Celtic tradition in the area and border collies abound. They are used to tend both sheep and cows. I think you might like Autun.
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