Monday, October 11, 2010

Clos Montmartre


Tucked away on the hillside in Montmartre,  you might be lucky enough to find Clos Montmartre, Paris' only working vineyard.  Production is limited and proceeds benefit charity.  The Fête des Vendanges, in early October might be a fun festival to put on your list if you happen to be in Paris in October.  I've photographed this lovely little vineyard several times but only by pushing my lens through the fence. I am not sure if it's ever open to the public.

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15 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A lovely wineyard and thanks for a beautiful calendar.
Wong

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a beautiful kept secret to stumble upon

Starman said...

Totally missed it.

Daryl said...

Such a perfect fall harvest

claudine said...

C'est incroyable de penser que, même à Paris, on peut faire du vin !
A bientôt car je pars voir mon fils à New York!

Virginia said...

Claudine,
Bon voyage! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nice shot of the grapes and a timely posting with the Fêtes des Vendanges. So glad that you didn't get snagged by a barbed wire fence!

Alexa said...

Thank you, V! I can't tell you how many times I've looked for this—and never managed to find it. :~{

Jean Spitzer said...

Something to go back to Paris for--as if I needed an extra reason.

Starman said...

The buses are easy once you discover this: http://www.ratp.info/orienter/metro.php
You just put in a Line Number and it shows you every stop it makes.
Example: http://www.ratp.info/orienter/f_plan.php?nompdf=43&loc=bus_paris/
Whenever I go some place, I watch to see which bus is passing by while I'm there. Try it. You'll soon be the master of the bus lines.

M said...

Certainment Paris must have a vineyard!! Another item for my "list"!

Owen said...

Fresh grapes in Paris ! A dream come true...

Funny, was just picking the last of the grapes on the vine at our house, got a few kilos for good fresh juice... delicious !

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

I recently blogged about it. Nice to see I'm on the same wave length as you, and nice to see your view of it. Our guide told us people sometimes climb the fence and steal the grapes! Naughty, naughty.

Peter said...

I'm back! ... and I have again the opportunity to watch and to be impressed by your never ending stock of wonderful Paris photos. Last weekend, I attended the Fête des Vendanges... and posted about them! ... but the grapes were already gone!

Virginia said...

Peter,
Welcome back, we've missed you. I will be over today to read all abou t the Fête on your blog!