Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Clos Montmartre

Clos Montmartre

Does this look like the city of Paris?  
It is on the hill of Montmartre, only a short distance from Sacré Coeur.  
Often referred to as the secret vineyard of Paris,
but there have been vines here since the 12th century.  
Clos Montmartre is owned by the Mairie de Paris, 
contains about 1,900 vines of 28 different grape varieties, 
and is the last active vineyard inside the city limits.

If you are in Paris in October, do not miss the Fête des Vendanges
a five day harvest festival that draws Parisians and visitors alike. 
I will have come and gone by that time, sadly missing the celebrations this year.

Clos Montmartre
14-18, rue des Saules
75018, Paris


Joe said...

Very tempting Genie. I would have never have dreamed that this could be amidst the city of Paris.

Virginia said...

I"ve never hit Paris in October but hear you can get inside then. I've photographed through the fence a few times myself!

William Kendall said...

The ivy completely covering that structure is quite eye catching.

RedPat said...

I love this pic, Genie!

Alexa said...

Beautiful! (If I had a yard, I'd want an ivy-covered "hut" like the one here.)

Randy said...

I like the look of that house.

Jack said...

A vineyard within the city limits? Never expected that.