West Europe September, Best Cities

Chaumont Garden Festival, water garden, Loire Valley, France, Europe September

Chaumont Garden Festival, Loire Valley, France, Europe September

Europe September Weather

The last fine travel month in Europe and in some ways the best. The weather’s still good, the heat of mid summer has subsided, the raging hordes are back at work and/or school, but there are still things happening out there, although some tourist oriented businesses close at the end of August.

Italy: Venice‘s Historical Regatta.

England: London, Chelsea Antiques Fair mid Sept.

Ireland: Galway International Oyster Festival, (including song and dance, of course! )4 days, late Sept.

Wales: Festival of Music and Arts, Swansea (theater/music/opera/dance) 3 weeks, Sept-Nov.

Germany: Berlin Festival (music of all sorts, drama, art) early Sept-mid-October.

Munich’s Oktoberfest beer frenzy starts mid Sept – early October.

Czech Rep., Prague, Autumn Festival – orchestral concerts and opera.

Greece: Athens Festival, drama and music in ancient theatres. June-Sept.

Denmark: Arhus Festival (including a Viking Festival), varied music and drama performances, 9 days beginning the first Saturday in September.

France: Chaumont Garden Festival – thirty wonderful and sometimes wacky show gardens around a perfect chateau (castle), every year 15 May-19 October.

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