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 GoParis.about.com.
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)