If you are lucky enough to be able to discover Europe at any time of the year, autumn is really the perfect season. The streets are quieter, life has resumed and the foliage is beautiful.
The autumn season in Europe is simply stunning, with vibrant colours across cities and landscapes. Low sun and early morning mists shrouding the city and architecture, make every vista perfect!
Whether you’re looking for a cozy weekend retreat, or just want to wander the streets of a beautiful European city, here are some of the best places to visit (and stay) in Europe during the autumn months.
Paris always makes my list. There is literally never a bad time to visit – during these months it’s usually the best weather for the local’s favorite pastime – people watching from pavement cafes. If the weather is a little colder, it’s the perfect excuse to swing by Angelina for a cup of their famous hot chocolate.
The crowds in Florence start to thin out in October when it gets a bit chilly. However, there’s so much to see indoors in the most beautiful museums and churches in Europe, or wrap up warmly and explore the romantic streets and courtyards in the city.
The cooler temperature in autumn revitalizes Barcelona. There is a chance of rainy days and morning fogs coming in from the sea, but it’s the ideal time to wander the city and appreciate the iconic Gaudi buildings. Make sure you sample some panellets, the traditional marzipan pastries that are eaten only in the fall.
The French Riviera
If ever there was a place to go in the autumn, it’s the gorgeous French Riviera. This stretch of Mediterranean coastline includes the glamorous and glitzy towns of Cannes, Nice and Juan-les-Pins. This beautiful coastline will be much quieter in autumn, with late September and October the optimum months for visiting. Base yourself in one of the central towns and you’ll be able to day trip to everywhere else you want to see.
Chava is the content manager at Sweet Inn.
She loves traveling the world with her family and collecting tacky magnets for the fridge