Fete des Vendanges Wine Festival, Montmartre Paris 6 – 10 October 2021

Fete des Vendanges Wine Festival at Montmartre, Paris

6 – 10 October 2021

Fete des Vendanges de Montmartre

Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Millions of visitors flock to the Paris district of Montmartre each year to visit the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur, the distinctive white church that sits atop Montmartre Hill.

The hills were also once covered in grapevines, a vibrant neighbourhood still showing vestiges of its artistic heritage.

Paris’s only working vineyard, Clos Montmartre, is found here.

Fete des Vendanges originated just after this winery was established in 1934.

Today, over half a million visitors attend this Harvest Festival.

Fete des Vendanges Program

Five fun-filled, jam-packed days make up the Harvest Festival program.

Each year a godfather and godmother are appointed.

Local eateries offer the godfather and godmother’s favourite dishes on their menus throughout the festival.

You’ll feel transported back in time with the medieval set-up along the streets filled with tents offering food and wine delicacies.

Just stroll the streets drinking in the atmosphere or join in the many culinary demonstrations and workshops available.

Partake in the various walks and talks, or avail yourself of the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of Clos Montmartre winery.

Take your pick of the music and dance concerts on the program.

Gaze in awe at the giant papier-mache puppets, masked harlequins, and traditional costumes.

And don’t miss the festival finale with its grand parade and massive fireworks display.

Cérémony des Non-Demandés en Mariage

If you’re feeling romantic, you might like to declare your love in the Non-Marriage Ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Montmartre.

It was introduced in 2007 and became a popular element of the festival.

Where else can you declare you have the honour of not asking someone for their hand in marriage?

Getting there

Paris has an excellent public transport system, and this is the best way to get to Montmartre.

Take subway line 2 or 12 to head up to Montmartre Hill.

Line 2 – exit at Anvers (close to the funicular that will take you to the top of the hill)

Line 2 – exit at Blanche station (close to the Moulin Rouge)

Line 12 – departure at Abbesses station

Alternatively, take bus 30, 31, 54, 56, 80, 85, 95, or the Montmartrobus.

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