A Harvest Celebration

Paris celebrates its annual harvest with colourful street art, a parade and wine.

Montmartre is the quaint, village-like neighbourhood of Paris, proudly looking down on the rest of the city, with the independent neighbourhood attracting people from all around the world hoping to lose themselves in its charm. While the neighbourhood is well-known for being home to some of the city's famous landmarks, the Sacré-Coeur and Moulin Rouge, many people will be surprised to learn that Montmartre is also where Paris's oldest urban vineyard is found. The Clos Montmartre organises guided visits and tastings, and holds an annual harvest party in October. This year La Fête des Vendanges will be held from the 7th to the 11th of October and promises to be quite the colourful event with a street parade, theatre performances and a dance party organised to mark the 87th edition of the annual event. Montmartre's iconic steps will also be painted by children from the local schools, and a workout class will be held at the bottom of the Sacré-Coeur on Sunday the 11th, making for a fun way to burn off all those wine calories.

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