Saturday, October 11, 2008


 The Montmartre Fête des Vendanges officially corked off this morning on the gentle hillside behind Sacre Coeur. The vines were golden yellow and The Republician Montmartois were in costume. At moments, traditional songs blocked other traditional songs and finally, the mayor, Danial Vaillant, spoke and the cacophony  stopped.
It was a beautiful autumn  morning and we were all happy to be there. For the tradition. Not the wine - an elusive cru. Up the hill, there were many stands set up for degustation of wines, cheeses, saucissons and other temptations.
The parade is this afternoon from the Mairie down to rue Lepic enough time to walk it off.


  1. I remember looking down on this vineyard as I strolled thru Montmartre during my Paris visit in Feb. 2006. It had snowed lightly the night before and there was still a dusting on the ground; the sky was a brillant clear blue. Quite a beautiful. I read somewhere that the wine from this vineyard is auctioned off for charity...true?

  2. The profits from wine is used to maintain the vineyard.
    That's all I know.
    Thanks for the note.



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