ABOUT THIS SITE
This site is devoted to slow-lane travel in France, to the back roads and off-the-beaten-path locales away from the country’s swift superhighways. My wife, Kathy, and I will start 2014 in Aix-en-Provence, our second extended stay there. We’ll be learning more of the French language, absorbing Provence’s culture and inhaling the smells of its sprawling marketplaces. Later, we’ll head out on a grand French tour, plotting a route over back roads and between villages in the French countryside.
Our adventures won’t be entirely random. I have a particular interest in people and small businesses – artisans, farmers, specialty shops and vintners – who are trying to save old family and cultural traditions by applying new means of innovation.
As Kathy and I poke, we’ll share tips with you, our readers, on where to stop, the best walks and wineries, the best boulangeries and cafes, the best local boule courts and the best brocantes, where old stuff gets sold. We’ll share stories and photos of the places and the people who live and work in them.
We’d like to hear from you, too. Please share a comment, a suggestion, or, if you’d like, a guest post. There’s a place for comments under Slow Lane Café photo on the homepage and under About the Author. Please write to me there, or on Facebook or Twitter, if you have a suggestion or want to write a guest post.
For now, a bientôt.