The grape harvest festival takes place in the area of Montmartre Hill in northern Paris, the only place in the city where vineyards are still being grown.
The events is held near the famous basilica of Sacré-Cuu, which is at the top of the hill. The old festival started on 1934 and since it is held every autumn for the enjoyment of Paris residents and the tourist who planed their visit to the festival’s days.
Due to the numerous visitors during the Fête des vendanges days and the high demand for accommodations, it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
The festival visitors can enjoy quality wines offered by the 40 restaurants and bars in the 18th quarter of Paris and take part in various events that are open to the public including:
- Tasting of wines and various foods
- Visits and tours
- Music concerts in different styles
- Spectacular fireworks display and more
The festival’s program, schedule of events, how to get, Metro lines etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.