Since 1934, Montmartre has held an annual Wine Harvest Festival at which wineries from all over France showcase their wines. Vendors also sell a variety of delicious food. Mr. Selfish and I knew that we had to attend this festival that was just outside our front door.
We learned a neat piece of trivia – Montmartre only has one functional winery left. It is a small winery that only produces about 2,000 bottles of wine a year and is only about 1,500 m2 (around 5,000 square feet) in size. Nevertheless, this winery is sufficient to warrant a four-day festival and a firework show. Due to the fireworks being set off right in front of Montmarte, the front entrance was blocked off, and everyone was forced to walk on the right-side steps.
It was fun walking around, sipping our wine, and enjoying small bites. It made us feel like we were at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival – except France was the only country represented in the World Showcase.
We chose to enjoy the fireworks from our balcony since it had been raining on and off and was quite cold. The firework show was very enjoyable – especially with a nice glass of wine.
Don’t forget to check out my recommendations for the other arrondissements in Paris here.