Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dinner Under the Stars in Beaujolais Country

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The best moments of slow-lane travel are never planned.  They simply happen, memories wrapped in unexpected discoveries.  Sometimes they take the form of a deserted medieval ruin atop a mountainous plateau.  Sometimes they arrive with the aroma of a delicious meal in a  mom-and-pop brasserie in the middle of nowhere.  Or they present themselves in…

In the Shadow of Mont Ventoux

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This is how narrow the road is to Mas d’Helene, two kilometer from the village of Crestet: When a bicyclist approached us, I stopped the car. I didn’t want him to scratch it. In pre-Internet days, this is the kind of place an American tourist would never have found. There are a dozen rooms, a…