Born in 1973, in a restaurant where his father earned his first Michelin star, Franck Lainé followed his parents to Burgundy, to live in Beaune in the heart of the vineyards. With his parents owning a restaurant, a father who was a great cook and a mother who loved great wines, visits to wine cellars and meetings with winemakers quickly evolved into an inevitable passion for wine.
In 1998, he fulfilled his destiny and Franck opened the first wine store in Cotonou, Benin. After a period of transition and testing other jobs, wine called him back to Lome in Togo where, in 2010, the concept of “La Route des Vins” was born: wine, cheese and delicatessen. A classic combination.
The business grew rapidly between 2012 and 2017, and after 13 fabulous years spent in Lomé, Franck and his wife Rollande (who joined his vision in 2012), decided to sell the company and move to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. This was the beginning of a great new adventure and the Route des Vins Abidjan was born on October 9, 2017. Since then it has not ceased to entice people with the quality of its products, and the passion of its creators.
🙋🏻 La Route Des Vins is a bar, wine cellar, cheese shop and deli, you are welcome to taste and drink in store or also take away! Find it on Raisin now, Highly recommended!