West Europe October, Best Cities
Europe October Weather
European tourism start going downhill in October, days get noticeably shorter, wind get chillier, grey clouds drift in carrying gloom and drizzle, and cool people drift south, though autumn colours are superb in some locations.
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.