As France’s Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in “Frenchness”
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Albi, France — The paint is fading, but the word is still clear: Alimentation, “Groceries.” It seems like a stage prop, grafted above the window of the empty old storefront. Opposite stands a tattoo parlor. Nobody enters or leaves. The street is deserted.
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