Summer in Europe is a blissful time to stroll along the cobblestone streets, sip a cool drink in an outdoor café and watch the locals go about their day. Summer also marks festival season, with many street performances and live music acts popping up across the towns and cities. Head to France in July for Bastille Day for spectacular firework displays, military parades and outdoor concerts. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Salzburg comes alive with the sound of music, opera and theatre during its summer Salzburg Festival, whilst watch for your favourite cyclists during the annual Tour de France cycling race throughout July. Prefer to relax with a glass of wine? From May, Bordeaux’s vineyards are in peak season. Stroll through the rolling vineyards whilst admiring the picturesque views of the valleys, and of course enjoy a tasting of some of the region’s most prestigious wines in grand estates.