What would Montmartre be without its
vines? And what would Montmartre be without its festival
of grape-picking which takes place each year on the second
week-end of October. And since 1934…
This week-end is a festival in the whole of
Montmartre with a big procession dedicated to Baccus.
Some famous Montmartre groups and their oenological friends come from all over
France fill the streets of Caulaincourt, the Abesses and Orsel to find each
other at the Place St Pierre. Spectacles, the grape-picking ball and fireworks
end the days.
A drum school was created in 1939 by the association “P’tits
poulbots” to occupy the kids of Montmartre. In disguise
as soldiers in 1813, they played a big part in the parade,
The grape-picking festival of Montmartre gives
value to the local produce of France. It’s the local
provinces that show off at Paris.