Find the best special events to see and visit in Europe with our blog posts. All packed with things to do and see. Visit great destinations for seasonal events like Halloween, Easter and Epiphany and local events like Bastille Day.

easter-eggs-1232918_1920

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Easter in Europe

The Easter break is a great time for a get away with the kids off school, the arrival of Spring and even the sun making a few more appearances! We’ve been looking at the ways Easter is celebrated in some of our favourite destinations, and discovered some very unique traditions! Ostersonntag in Germany: Germans, like…

Details
halloween-pumpkins

Halloween in Europe

It’s that time of year again, the pumpkins are carved, sweeties are in abundance and the costumes are gruesome, Halloween is here! But have you ever wondered about the origin of this spooky day? Or how it’s celebrated in other European countries? Let us take you on a journey of terrifying discovery…

Details
Cannes Film festival

Do something different with your holiday in May & June

Let’s do something different

During May and June there are some brilliant events on such as the Spanish Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival and the French Open. Attending big events can be a pretty pricey affair so getting good accommodation at a great price means there’s a bit left over for the fun stuff.

Cannes Film Festival

Details

European Christmas Traditions

When Christmas markets start popping up in city centres and the aromas of mulled wine, hot apple cider and steaming hot chocolate start to fill the air, you know that Christmas must be on the way. Being able to spend time with friends and family, creating new traditions and making memories, are what makes the festive period so special. While it’s easy to get bogged down with the stresses of this time of year with busy shops, heaving supermarkets and some very merry people, it’s also a time to look back, be thankful and have some fun.Christmas candles and baubles

Details

How to watch the Tour de France

Allez allez! The 103rd Tour de France has begun at Mont St Michel and we’re all geared up for three weeks of cycling action and stunning French scenery.

If you’re new to the Tour it can be a confusing blur of French jargon and coloured jerseys. But never fear – whether you’re an armchair fan or lucky enough to be close to the action on a Canvas holiday – our spectators guide is here to translate.

The race
The Tour has 21 stages over three weeks, with 22 teams of nine riders. Each team has a leader, who is supported by his team mates (domestiques) in his quest to finish the race in the lowest accumulated time and win the famous Yellow jersey.

As well as the overall competition there are also several sub-contests happening, such as the sprinters and mountains classifications. This means there’s always plenty of action and intrigue to watch.

Details

A night at the museum…

No, this isn’t a blog post about a Ben Stiller film. Much as I’d like to spend time reviewing it, this post is actually to tell you about something rather good that’s happening this weekend.

Free entry to loads of different museums, all over Europe. At night. Oh, and did I mention it’s free?

Basically, on Saturday 16 May 2015, museums all over Europe will throw open their doors after usual closing hours and invite the public to come and explore. Some are ‘roam free’, while others hold special events or talks.

There are thousands to choose from. If you’re on holiday this weekend, the website has useful links to what’s on where.

Details

Game set & match – the French Open

I love watching tennis. It’s the only sport my husband and I agree on, and we’ve always wanted to watch one of the Grand Slams live. Australia and the US Open are a little out of our price range, and we hadn’t been organised enough to enter the ballot for Wimbledon tickets. The French Open however, seemed like a possibility. Tickets were easy to buy online, so we decided to combine our trip to the tennis with a holiday at the campsite at Berny Rivière, around an hour north of Paris.

Details