weekend away

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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8 Comments

  1. Andi May 16, 2012

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. Susan May 17, 2012

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

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  4. Liza in Ann Arbor May 17, 2012

    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!

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  5. Annie v. May 18, 2012

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

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  6. Annie v. May 18, 2012

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

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  7. thefrancofly June 7, 2012

    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?

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    • Kasia June 11, 2012

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

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