Saturday, August 28, 2010
Of Horns and Men
Small towns with little churches are everywhere since it's on the pilgrim route to Compostela. The town and region of Aubrac looks almost Swiss. It's on a high plateau so people come here in the winter to Nordic ski and even the beer pump handles are made from Aubrac cow horn.
Laguiole, where some of the finest cutlery in the world is still hand-forged, the cheese wins prizes and Michel Bras (of whom Parisians speak in hushed tones) has a restaurant at 175 euros a plate, then en route for home. The radio said there were 130 km of tailbacks in total on the autoroutes into Paris. I went on the RN roads and was back before nightfall.