Slow Lane

Castles Around Every Curve

With Kathy giving instructions, I never know what perilous road our car will end up on. I wrote about this adventure, in the Aude region of southern France, for the Christian Science Monitor in 2008.

Carcassonne, France

As we drive southeast of this restored medieval village on the narrow, two-lane D611, triangular signs with images of falling black boulders line the route. I’m never quite sure how to guard against these rock slides, but the signs do cause me to grip the wheel of our gray, puttering Ford Fiesta with both hands.