Summer months are the most popular time to visit Europe. The long, warm days and balmy nights allow you to amply indulge your wanderlust. In the South of France, the lavender fields in Provence are in full bloom by early July, treating you to row upon row of purple bliss. At the Lavender Museum, you can find out all about the fragrant flower through documentaries detailing the passion of the Provence producers and distillers over several generations.
Explore the historic beaches of Normandy in Northern France and learn about their World War II history, and if the day gets too hot, take a refreshing dip in the waters. This is also a great time to take a wine tour in Bordeaux when the vineyards are lush, green and bursting with juicy grapes.
The summer of 2020 is also the time when the world famous Passion Play, which occurs once every 10 years, will take place in Oberammergau, in Bavaria, Germany. The first play was performed in 1634, and the five-month run in 2020 marks its forty-second performance. Being the world’s longest-running play and widely regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world, it is certainly worth a visit.