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The Hills are Alive With the Sight of Poppies in Full Bloom

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The poppies are in full bloom and ready to welcome visitors to their majestic beauty among towns such as Castroville, Texas. Known as “The Little Alsace of Texas,” this charming town is full of adventures to unlock among its historic heritage, as well as picturesque scenery unlike any other.

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country just 2o minutes west of San Antonio, this quaint town is the perfect weekend getaway or quick day trip to bask in the abundant poppies decorating the countryside with its colorful blooms. The YouTube video from the CastrovilleChamber channel highlights some of the interesting facts about this unique French-inspired town.

One of the oldest structures to be found in Texas is located in Castroville, according to its Facebook page. “The Steinbach House was built in the 1600s and brought over to Castroville from Alsace, France piece by piece in the 90s.”

“Founded in 1844 by Henri Castro, for whom the town is named,” shares its website, Castroville is the perfect place to feel as if you’ve stepped into a small town in France as you stop and bask in the beauty of its poppies lining the roads and beautiful homes along the way.

There are a few upcoming events to add to your calendar if you plan on making a trip this Spring. Don’t miss the “Rustic Roots Farmer’s Market” starting April 4 and going on until November 28. There’s also a “Beer & Wine Festival” on May 4 to tempt your taste buds with a great selection of Wine, Beer, Sangria & Margaritas, and even a taco bar!