Nearly everyone who visits Montmartre recreate themselves in the Bohemian past of this Parisian neighbourhood. Since the end of the 19th century, artists, philosophers and writers got together in its cafés while they were giving their finishing touches to their work.
No doubt that such illustrious neighbours left their mark in such a special corner in the French capital. But the hill of Montmartre, today full of painters and tourists, still preserves part of its agricultural past, where there used to be the vegetable gardens which used to feed fresh vegetables to the whole of Paris.
So, next to the Sacré-Coeur and the museums which preserve the artistic memory of the 20th century, during the first week of October some popular festivals take place as a tribute to the grape harvest (Parisian style).
The programme is very extensive and it´s thought for the enjoyment of the whole family; actually, there´s a special chapter for children. For five days, at all times, there´ll be puppet shows (for the young and not-so-young), storytellers, poetry recitals, literary readings, workshops, French wine tasting (for the parents), parades and much more.
This Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre has become an ideal destination for all types of families. Remember that before you leave, you book some of the magnificent apartments in Paris the most comfortable, easy and affordable option when you´re travelling with children.