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Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival

I seldom think of Paris as a wine-producing region – and to be honest it isn’t really a serious one. But on the Butte (hill) of Montmartre there are indeed some vines, and every year since 1934 the harvesting of the grapes has been the excuse for another festival – even the Mayor of Paris goes to the Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival (Fete des Vendanges de Montmartre)
Vines have been grown in Paris since the 4th Century BC, and it is suggested that in those times Paris was rather hotter than it was (until recently perhaps). However, whether or not it is a decent wine few will have the opportunity to find out – as all the wine is auctioned off for charity – the reds and rosés are made predominantly from Gamay and Pinot Noir. I suspect it is all just an excuse for a party again – and to prove that wine (of whatever quality) can still be made within Paris.
From 10 – 14 October 2018 the Parisians will celebrate with parades, a market, music, fireworks and tastings – and on a smaller scale than the Hospices de Beaune, they will be auctioning  bottles of vintage Clos Montmartre, with proceeds going to charity! – sounds great fun

Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur

Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur

For a hotel in Montmartre you could try the Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur, with easy access to the sights of Montmartre including Sacré Coeur and the Moulin Rouge.

For hotels and other accommodation in Montmarte


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