Photo of the Week – September 5, 2014

Photo of the Week – September 5, 2014

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The Clos-Montmartre, a vineyard hidden on the Butte Montmartre in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, is getting ready for their annual Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre, a five day festival that celebrates the grape harvest. The festival has taken place each October since 1934, and is organized by the mairie du 18è. Grapevines have existed in Montmartre since as early as 944, and during the 12th century, these vines were attended to by the women of the Abbaye de Montmartre. The Clos-Montmartre covers around 1,500 square meters and annually produces 1,500 bottles of gamay and pinot noir. For more information on this year’s Fête des Vendanges, take a look at their site.

Photo by Son of Groucho [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr

 

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