Monday, October 7, 2013

Montmartre Wine Harvest this week

The Vendanges de Montmartre (wine harvest) is this 
Wednesday through Sunday, October 9-13, 2013,
throughout the 18th arrondissement neighborhood. 
While initially begun in 1934,
the Vendanges continues every year 
mostly as symbolic tradition of the hill's once plentiful vineyards.

The theme this year of Love and Passion
will focus on food and art 
with wine tastings, local food samplings, music and dancing. 

The only tiny vineyard still working and visible on the hill
produces about 1,500 bottles of
Gamay and Pinot Noir. 
You can still view the plot at 14-18 rue des Saules.

Free fireworks and music will be held
Saturday October 12th at 9:45pm.

Take the 12 Line to Jules Joffrin, Lamarck Caulaincourt, Pigalle or Abbesses,
or the 2 Line to Blanche or Anvers. 

For a full list of events and maps,
go to GoParis here.

Details via
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)


  1. Hello Kirsten!

    My brother lives in the 18th and I'm now left wondering whether he celebrates the Vendanges de Montmatrre being such a wine lover!

    Early autumn has always been one of my favourite seasons in Paris: there's something about that Parisian sky...

    Warm wishes from Tours,


  2. Bonjour Kirsten! And a "bonjour" to Stephanie up above!

    Mon amie, how I love this place....I can almost smell the Nutella crêpe my husband tasted here, his FIRST ever....I want that chill in the air of Paris to kiss my cheeks right now, but I'll have to just wait for another opportunity to go there again. Thank you for always taking me there, AND for coming to visit me! I am super busy these days with trying to devote more time to quiet poetry writing and having a group in my home, speaking of which, they're coming TODAY after I get out of school. I have a poem in the making so I better get going to get ready for class.

    Thank you for coming to visit! Anita

  3. Oh Kirsten, such beautiful photos.
    How I wish I could travel there one day. Thank you so much for taking me along on this virtual tour.

  4. We spent so little time in Montmarte and I don't know why. It is filled with history and beauty.

  5. I have hear the wine isn't great and the price is very great, but that this is a wonderful event not to be missed, and I think the proceeds (at least some) go toward a good cause (which I can't remember.) What I love most about this post are your fabulous photographs. They capture all I love about Montmartre. And I have to say that the art you picked to show is a lot nicer than most I saw there!

  6. Oh Kirsten I am jonesing big time for a Paris trip...and this would be so much fun!
    I hope life is treating you kindly of late!


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