Roadsigns as a peoples heritage

Michelin leaving his trace

La Borne D'Angle

It has been a long time since I wanted to write a piece about the mythical borne d’angle of Michelin. You can still find them here and there along French roads. At first, I thought it was a simple painted concrete structure. The signs actually look like tiles from inside a car. Upon closer investigation, it appears that Michelin used an ingenious technique. In section: two layers of enamel on lava rock, 15 mm thick and mounted on reinforced concrete. And the organization around it was evenly amazing. The production of this road signage by Michelin ran from 1908 to 1971.

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Beaumes de Venise

Beaumes-de-Venise, SIte remarquable du goutBeaumes de Venise is classified as a ‘place of remarkable taste.’ Indeed, the wines are excellent, and the kitchens are of good reputation. The region produces two distinctively different wines of which you’ve certainly Petit Futé, Routard, Gault-Millauheard: the famous Muscat du Beaume de Venise (sweet fortified wine) and a red Côtes du Rhône Village. As a patent of nobility, the restaurant walls are covered with labels and certificates. Continue reading “Beaumes de Venise”