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The Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival

The Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival

Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne… France is renowned for its fine wines and, although many tourists visit these beautiful regions, few are aware that there are also vineyards right in the heart of Paris! Clos Montmartre is home to more than 1,700 vines and each year, to celebrate the arrival of the new wine and the end of the harvest, Parisians gather for the festivities.

A long, festive weekend in Montmartre

It has been a tradition since 1934. When October and the Clos Montmartre grape harvest arrives, the 18th arrondissement comes alive for a five day party, where everyone gathers to enjoy the performances, exhibitions, tours, and many activities.
Each year, a French personality (singer, actor, etc.) hosts the event.

A popular festival

The Montmartre harvest festival is one of the more popular Paris festivals, just after the Nuit Blanche and Paris Plage. Last year it welcomed more than 400,000 visitors and there will be even more of you in attendance this year!

Credit Cyril LG

Credit Cyril LG

With family or friends, for this 81st edition, you will have plenty to do! Between stalls featuring crafts (where you can taste local products), various exhibits, tours, shows, and parades, you won’t have time to get bored. Concerts and dances are also on the program, as are many surprises…
Kids will also have fun during the day, which is specifically devoted to them. For the little ones, activities, workshops, and snacks, and for you, time to go wine tasting.
Suffice it to say that the harvest festival is an event not to be missed, whether the weather cooperates or not!

Fêtes des Vendanges de Montmartre 2014
From Wednesday October 8 to Sunday, October 12
From Porte de Montmartre to La Goutte d’Or and the Gate of the Sacred Heart Chapel
More information on the website (in French)

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