La Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre – Autumn Photo Essay
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The Clos Montmartre is the oldest and one of the about 10 vineyards in Paris. The harvest season traditionally ends with the big Grape Harvest Festival in October. Since 1934 the area around Sacre Coeur turns into a big food festival for a few days and countless French regions are presenting their specialities, including a lot of wine, obviously. You also find lots of exhibitions, concerts, guided tours and activities for kids at the festival of the Montmartre Vineyard.
It was the first time that we attended the festival and even though it’s apparently the 3rd popular festival in Paris (after Nuit Blanche and Paris Plage), I have to admit that I have never heard of it until very recently. However, I am sure it wasn’t our last time, especially if we’re granted such nice autumn weather like today.
Autumn in Montmartre
When already being in the area, we didn’t want to miss the occasion to have a walk a bit aside from the touristic hotspots. Montmartre is one of my favorite places in Paris but as going there means crossing the entire city, I am not there all too often.
The views are one of the best things in this neighborhood. Every now and then you will come across an aisle between buildings that open up a spectacular view over Paris.
Montmartre is one of the most visited neighborhoods in Paris and the narrow, cobbled stoned alleys are easily getting crowded. But just take a street left and right off the main street, and you find yourself back almost alone.
one on his phone, the other one being amazed by everything around him <3
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