WHERE: Paris, France
WHEN: from 11 to 15 October 2023
The French are never stingy with nationalistic initiatives. The question then becomes even more heated when it comes to wine. This delicious nectar, which only in France, reaches its maximum expression. Because only here, the best wine is produced. The air is the best. And the earth offers the best fruits; the best vineyards. The best grape. Because in France, the best winemakers are born …
At least, that’s what the French would tell you.
We ordinary mortals can only satisfy our senses, having a party, and drinking good wine. And what better occasion, if not celebrating in the Ville Lumiére?
In October, in Paris, the only vineyard in the capital is celebrated, with five fantastic days of music, dance and shows. Great protagonist will be, of course, the wine and the cellar Clos Montmartre, the only one present in Paris. There Fete des Vendanges Montmartre, comes to its 90th edition. Ninety years of fun, with a really rich program which, this year, winks at the Paris Olympic Games to the theme “le 18è se prend aux Jeux”.
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About 1000 square meters of stands along the paths of taste. More than 60 participating venues, 150 exhibitors and 8 Parisian neighborhoods.
Many events. The Bal Dalida, the parade and even the fireworks shows to conclude the event.
Great protagonist, in addition to wine, will be Montmartre, one of the most loved neighborhoods by Parisians and tourists.
This is the Fete des Vendanges Montmartre 2023.
The Montmartre district is the hub of the Festival. Many events, however, take place in the neighboring areas of the artists’ quarters par excellence.
Paris is served by an efficient public transport system, and you will have no trouble getting around by metro, RER, and bus.
The Clos Montmartre vineyard is located at Rue des Saules. By underground, get off at Lamarck Caulaincourt stop.
All the info to get around in Paris by public transport, from this link.
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Here, below, some of the major events to see the Fete des Vendanges Montmartre. It starts with the opening show at the Town hall du 18éme arrondissement, at 19:30.
Parcours du gout. Stands and tastings Throughout the area adjacent to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Appointment on Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 to 23:00, and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00.
Visit of the vineyards. An extraordinary journey through the vineyard Clos Montmartre. Times and dates available soon on the official website.
Also the music will be the star of the Festival. In different locations, you will find free performances of pop, electronic music, jazz, hip hop, and more.
On Saturday, at 11:45, part of the spectacular colorful parade of Clos Montmartre. Expected arrival at 13:30 at the Town Hall of the 18th arrondissement.
Many will also be exhibitions, performances of street artists, and events dedicated to children.
Paris is an immense metropolis. As such, the accommodation offer is really huge and varied. There are hotels for all tastes and budgets.
Montmartre is also an excellent solution to save money. Being an area quite distant from the center, prices are on average lower than the Marais and the areas closest to the Louvre. From this link you can find all the hotels in Montmartre.
Located at 10 minutes walk from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and the Montmartre district, the Village Montmartre by Hiphophostels offers luggage storage and free WiFi in all rooms. All rooms come with air conditioning, a telephone and a private bathroom with a shower. Good value for money.
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