weekend away

by Kasia on May 16, 2012

I’m a great fan of surprises. Particularly when they have to do with travel. For a recent birthday my Italian surprised me with a trip to Tuscany. Now it was my turn. Where did I choose? The Loire of course, one of our favorite getaway destinations. Beneath a moody sky and through fields reminiscent of Rothko paintings, our journey began.

Until we reached our destination, Saumur. May the wine tasting begin!

A regal afternoon spent at the castle…

…overlooking the village.

With a trip to Cadre Noir to visit the horses.

Another memorable weekend amidst the vines. Until the next time…

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Andi May 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I have been to all these places and they are amazing – love it…and the food is wonderful!


kristen (@unefemmeparis) May 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I just could not get enough of those lovely yellow fields! Thank goodness the sun came out on Monday :) Glad your surprise weekend was a success!


Susan May 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

Oh how I miss La Loire…my favorite region. Beautiful!


Liza in Ann Arbor May 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I just showed a flickr slideshow of Saumur to my French 3 class today. They each have to choose a different chateau to report on. Quelle coincidence!


Annie v. May 18, 2012 at 12:13 am

my wonderful, wonderful hometown… I am glad that you liked it.


Annie v. May 18, 2012 at 12:15 am

forgot to tell you , you should read “Eugenie Grandet” by Balzac , it happens in Saumur


thefrancofly June 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

I love zipping by those neon yellow fields in the TGV. I’ve never seen neon in nature before! Do you know what kind of flowers those are?


Kasia June 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Amazing colors! Not sure of the flowers but will look into it!


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