Weekend picnics welcome springtime

Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow casts across continents, some of spring’s more joyful qualities are peeking into Saumur in a welcome gesture of bidding winter farewell. While six more wintry weeks are unfortunately possible, tomorrow (March 20) will officially ring in the next season. Complete with a happy mix of forecasted flowers and showers, I celebrated the …

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Hiking through the Loire

Imagine the feeling of walking through a charming forest of skinny trees and chipping birds, then opening onto the top of a vineyard, overlooking rolling hills, french rooftops and the Loire River. Spanning 16k (9.94 miles) through the countryside about 10-minutes east of Saumur, the circuit de randonnée à (hiking trail in) Souzay-Champigny leads tourists, locals, hikers and the … Continue reading Hiking through the Loire