Photo Essay: Paris Celebrates the Grape Harvest in Montmartre

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Photo Essay: Paris Celebrates the Grape Harvest in Montmartre
Montmartre celebrated the harvest in style this weekend with the 82nd Fête des Vendanges. The festivities on the butte featured wine from all over France, along with gastronomic delights, throngs of people, and far-reaching conviviality—so many things reminding us of the beauty of the planet (this year’s theme). The Saturday grand parade was its usual merry self. Robes flowing, silver tastevins sparkling, percussionists percussing, bagpipers piping, wine flowing, people smiling. As several signs proclaimed, “Cheerfulness costs nothing.” And that, for all, was the philosophy of the day.
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Lead photo credit : The euphoria of the accordion. © Meredith Mullins

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Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited fine art photographer and instructor based in Paris. Her work is held in private and museum collections in Europe and the U.S. and can be seen at www.meredithmullins.artspan.com or in her award-winning book "In A Paris Moment." She is a writer for OIC Moments and other travel and education publications.