The best places in Europe to travel to in July

By Fareboom Staff, Thu, Jul 11, 2019

July in Europe means warm weather and lots of events!  Here are some of the highlights:


Montreux Jazz Festival

Where: Montreux, Switzerland

When: 38 June-13 July 2019

One of the world’s largest and best-known jazz festivals showcases a number of other musical genres, as well.  You can check out this year’s program here.


The Tour de France

Where: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France

When: 6-28 July 2019

The iconic bicycle race will kick off in Brussels, Belgium, then find its cyclists cutting through Belgium and Luxembourg before the long French leg of the race, which ends on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.  If you’ve always dreamt of cheering on the cyclists in person (and maybe appearing briefly on international TV), this Wikipedia page provides an excellent day-by-day schedule; for everything else, check out the official site.



Cambridge Folk Festival

Where: Cambridge, England

When: August 1- 4  2019

Founded in 1965, the Cambridge Folk Festival is a major event for fans of the genre – or anyone looking to discover and enjoy folk music.  This year’s headliners include Bedlam, Keri Watt and many more.


Festival d’Avignon

Where: Avignon, France

When: 4-23 July 2019

One of the most important performing arts festivals in the world, the Avignon Festival features numerous performances during most of the month of July.



Festa del Redentore (Festival of the Redeemer)

Where: Venice, Italy

When: 20-21 July 2019

This grand celebration, in honor of the end of a plague, has been a Venetian tradition since 1577. Fireworks, religious ceremony and a regatta make Venice even more beautiful than usual.



Alysa Salzberg is a writer and trip planner.  She lives in Paris with an eccentric Frenchman, a train-obsessed toddler, and a dog-like cat. Besides them, she loves travel, books, and cookies. You can read about her adventures here, or feel free to stop by and check out her website.


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