Services and Amenities
Don’t expect to find Parisian prices here, this little gem of a town is off the tour-bus trail.
When it comes to dining out... meals are exquisite and always good value.
Fifteen restaurants and eight bars proudly service this town. Along with the take-away Vietnamese and pizza. (not including the wood-fired van that comes to town twice a week)
One of my favorites is the “St. Pa Pizza and Salads.” Just a short walk over the bridge to the best pizza in town...where else can you find a thin crust pizza baked in a wood fired oven with smoked duck breast, crème frâiche and walnuts...yum. Enjoy this with a salad and a glass of wine all for about 20 euros for two people. If the weather is nice, get there early or make a reservation for an outdoor table and enjoy the fresh air and the view as the sun sets and drips honey on the village.
Walk up and down main street and you will find crêpes, local and seasonal “plate du jours” and even a kabob shop.
From about 10 to 30 euros per menu, the selection is yours.
Or maybe you would rather cook at home... every Saturday from 8 till noon the market is in the main square in front of the city hall. If you miss this one or want to experience a larger market, Cosne-Cours has their markets on Sunday and Wednesday 8 till noon. ( about 20 min. away by car)
Don’t forget all of the specialty shops in town, two butchers, delicatessens, and six boulangeries. Buy your cheese, fresh eggs, milk and poultry from Dominique at “la Ferme” on Grand rue...and don’t forget the chocolatier in front of the Cathedral for some of the best chocolate in France.
You can pick up your basics at ALDI, Auchan or Inter-Marché (this store is also open Sun. a.m.) These grocery chains also have a great wine selection, but if you are looking for something a little more special... visit Jean-Paul down at “Le vin” across from the chocolatier in front of the Cathedral.