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Europe Holidays
October

 

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European tourism start going downhill in October, days get noticeably shorter, wind get chillier and cool people drift south, though autumn colours are superb.

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Festivals

France: Nancy Jazz Festival, early Oct, 2 weeks.
Nationwide, La Semaine du Gout (Tasting Week) - teaching peopleto appreciate good home cooking with public tastings, exhibitions, street parties.
Paris, Salon du Chocolat - every possible aspect of the brown wonder-drug is explored at this big celebration in Port de Versailles. Three or four days in late October.

Germany: Berlin Festival (music of all sorts, drama, art) early Sept-mid Oct
Munich's Oktoberfest beer frenzy, mid Sept - early October

Ireland: Wexford Opera Festival - a small but perfectly formed showcase for rare works by famous composers in the tiny Theatre Royal (evening dress required!) and around the town. Late November -early October.

Hungary: Budapest Autumn Music Festival - all sorts of arts, music, drama, dance, exhibitions, poetry and kid's stuff. Mid to late October.

 

Also see European Festivals or Arts Festivals for suggestions, information and dates.

 

For sightseeing/culture in reasonably comfortable weather conditions

Spain: Spain is generally warm and pleasant in October. The best bet for a dry cultural experience is in the south, visiting the magical Moorish cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, where the days are warm and the nights coolish. Barcelona too is a lively, interesting city, though it can be a little chilly/wet in October. Swimming in the Mediterranean in October is no fun, nor is the sad, overbuilt coast that is now dedicated to sod-the-culture, we want sun, sea and sangria tour groups.

 

Portugal: Perhaps a bit wet, but often warm with blue skies in October. Try the pleasant old-fashioned atmospheres of Lisbon, Sintra and Evora.

 

Italy: The southern part of Italy has generally mild winters with blue skies, so Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Sicily are excellent cultural targets, while Amalfi takes good care of those who need a scenic uplift. Venice is chilly, damp and foggy, but has a terrific mysterious quality, enhanced by the lack of tourists (and relatively welcoming locals), and spectacular Florence will be relatively uncrowded too.

 

Turkey (esp. Istanbul. More or less Europe!)

 

Greece (esp. Athens, Peloponnese peninsula, Meteora)

 

France (Paris)

 

Belgium (esp. Brussels)

 

UK London's Museums and Art Galleries are exceptional, in English and free! A great experience in any weather.

 

Austria (Vienna)

 

 

Country Pictures

England    France    Greece    Iceland   Italy    Monaco

 

Netherlands (Holland)   Portugal    Russia

 

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City Pictures

Amsterdam    Aix    Annecy    Antibes    Arles    Athens    Avignon

 

Barcelona    Berne    Biarritz   Bournemouth   Brighton    Budapest   

 

Cadiz   CambridgeCannesCanterbury    Carcassonne   Eze    Florence   

 

Genoa    Grasse   Istanbul   Lausanne    Lisbon  London   Lucca  Lucerne

 

Madrid    Malaga    Menton    Monaco    Montreux   Mougins

 

Nice    Oxford    Paris    Prague    Seville    Siena    Reykjavik    Rome

 

Tours  Venice  Vevey    Vienna    Zurich

 

 

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