The Butte obviously does not need events to amaze its visitors. Yet, every year, it is the scene of great festivities: the harvest festival in Montmartre. If you are coming to stay in Paris, kill two birds with one stone! Indeed, immerse yourself in an unforgettable atmosphere, while discovering an emblematic place of the capital.
The origin of the harvest festival of Montmartre
These festivities have been paying tribute to the vineyards and the Montmartre territory since 1934, under the patronage of the famous actors Mistinguett and Fernandel. The wine production began in the neighborhood in the 12th century, under the initiative of the ladies of the Abbey of Montmartre. Formerly, the Butte had the distinction of being covered with three-quarters of vineyards. The wine tradition and the arrival of the new vintage are thus celebrated since the inter-war period every second weekend of October.
The program from 9 to 13 October 2019
We set the tone!
The harvest festival is held from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 October. This year, she is particularly celebrating the colors!
It is among others placed under the sign of music with several free concerts organized as part of the festival Decibels Vendanges.
Superjava, Samba de la Muerte and Jo Wedin are among the artists present to set the mood in the 18th.
Visual art also occupies an important place, as evidenced by the colorful decoration of fifteen stairs of the hill. This colorful work was taught by local school children, passers-by and members of the street artists SV collective.
The first day
The first afternoon of the harvest festival gives pride of place to the youth, with an event dedicated to children at the Dauvin Gymnasium.
This first day then ends with a launch party. The latter will notably be led by the sappers of Brazzaville and Kinshasa.
Other festivities program
The following day, the festivities continue in the afternoon with the Great Children’s Choir, which takes place at the Louise Michel Square.
Then, it’s the turn of the “multicolored strides”, a fluo night race that should put the view to the passers-by.
Thereafter, many other pleasant appointments are on the program … One thinks in particular of the poetic Ceremony of non-marriage proposals, as well as the Citizen Picnic Sunday noon.
Since many events are accessible only by invitation, do not hesitate to participate in events open to all, including the famous Rainbow Ball. A great way to end the harvest festival!
Find the complete program here
The Cadet Residence, just minutes from Montmartre and its festivities, wishes you a happy harvest day!