Starting July 6th and continuing until September 7th, “Les Estivales” in Montpellier, France take over the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle (close to the Place dela Comédie) in the center of Montpellier. This extensive music and wine festival offers free live outdoor performances by bands and dancers, as well as various wine tastings from over 180 winegrowers. For only 5 Euro, you can take part in three different wine tastings and drink a complimentary glass of wine. Make sure to arrive at the Esplanade early (Between 6 and 8 p.m.) if you would like the opportunity to speak with the winemakers before the crowd rolls in. For an even more diverse evening, arrive around 4:30 p.m. to shop around the night-time market which offers fresh French delicacies, produce, and locally made products.