This Fall, Paris 18th arrondissement will once again live to the same pace as Montmartre's Grape Harvest Festival. Save the date, the 89th edition of this event themed about equality, expects you from Wednesday October 5 to Sunday 9, 2022, with a new program filled with many entertainments.
Since 1934, wine from Clos Montmartre has been celebrated in October for 5 joyful days of popular celebration during which taste and gastronomy are given pride of place. This is the third Parisian most popular event after the Nuit Blanche and Paris-Plages. Over 500,000 visitors are expected again in the streets of Montmartre. Exhibitions, concerts, parades, artisan and local products tastings and various animations will be provided this year again for children and adults, Parisians' and tourists’ greatest pleasure.
After Keren Ann in 2021, who will sponsor this new edition? Stay tuned to find out. The luxky one will succeed to singer Camélia Jordana, actress Sandrine Bonnaire, singers Nolwenn Leroy, Anaïs, Olivia Ruiz, actresses Firmine Richard, Victoria Abril, model Naomi Campbell, actress Carole Bouquet, singer Angunn as well as to singer Mistinguett who’s been the first sponsor of the Festival back in 1934.
As it happens every year, the Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival will delight Parisians and tourists with an eclectic and festive program: taste route, children choir, fitness class, parade, harvest, and ball.
Program of the Festival 2022:
When presented the program by 18th arrondissement mayor Eric Lejoindre, the audience will discover the hearing/deaf duo with Levent Beskardes and Aurore Corominas. They will share their vision of equality in poems of silence and deliver their own interpretation of the European hymn according to Schiller. That night, enjoy group Skate Buddies and a DJ set provided by RZO.
Location: 18th arrondissement town hall
When: October 5, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Free access, as long as seats are available
A live music festival will take us to the diversity of the French music scene for the Montmartre’s Grape Harvest. Young artists will provide shows in 3 venues in the 18th arrondissement: Hasard Ludique, Madame Arthur and Auberge de Jeunesse Yves Robert.
When: October 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2022
Lineup to be announced soon
TOURS IN THE VINEYARD
Take part in an exclusive tour of the Clos Montmartre vineyard and discover this atypical location in the city. Historian and lecturer Jean-Manuel Gabert will tell you all about the history of this preserved heritage, that will ensure the future.
Location: Rue des Saules
When: October 5, 2022, at 11 a.m., October 6, 2022, at 2 p.m., October 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and October 9, 2022, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Free upon registration (soon)
THE GREAT CHILDREN CHOIR
Children from schools in the 18th arrondissement will sing for equality with the music teachers of Paris. They explore a musical repertoire in tribute to the fights for equality across the world. On the menu? “Asimbonanga” by Johnny Clegg, “Liberté égalité fraternité” by Enfantastiques, “Ta différence” by Steve Waring, “Poulailler Song” by Alain Souchon and “Aux âmes citoyens” by Aldebert.
Location: Square Louise Michel
When: October 6, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
QUEEN-A-MAN SHOW BY THE CIE Ô CAPTAIN MON CAPITAINE
Calling all Freddie Mercury fans – aka Queen’s legendary singer! The drama, body and object company, Ô CAPTAIN MON CAPITAINE, will pay him tribute with the “Queen A Man” show, a choreographic performance staged by Cécile Le Guern. This is the occasion for the audience to discover a team of male majorettes in a rock’n’roll outdoor show.
Location: Esplanade du Jardin René Binet
When: October 6, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
LES FOULÉES DE L’ÉGALITÉ
Come and let off steam with “Les Foulées de l’égalité”! On the menu? A nighttime 5-km race in the streets of the Montmartre area. Do not forget the dress code is neon!
Location: departing from the Square Louise Michel
When: October 6, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Free and open to all, but upon registration (opening soon) and as long as tickets are available.
FANFLURES BRASS BAND
It will swing on October 7, 2022, in the streets of the 18th with the Fanflures Brass Band. Come and discover the musical style of these 7 Toulouse performers mixing groove, funk, hip hop and jazz. The merry band will start with a first set at the Marché de l’Olive, before walking to the Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, via the Jardins d’Eole and rue Riquet.
Location: Marché de l’Olive
When: October 7, 2022, at 6 p.m.
THE PARCOURS DU GOÛT
Flavorsome village at the foot of the Sacred Heart, the “Parcours du Goût” tour gathers a hundred producers from French and foreign terroirs. They come and promote their know-how and the quality of the produces from their regions.
Location: Around the Sacred Heart: streets rue Azaïs, rue Saint-Eleuthère, rue Cardinal Guibert, Parvis du Sacré Coeur
When: October 7, 8 and 9, 2022 (Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
THE GREAT PARADE
Drawing upon tradition, about a hundred brotherhoods from France and elsewhere will parade in the streets of Montmartre for the Great Parade. From generation to generation, these folkloric groups have lived across the eras thanks to transmission of their customs and preservation of a common memory. Every year, the Great Parade promises a merry and popular show celebrating vines and the story of Montmartre.
Location: Departing from the Clos Montmartre / Arriving at the 18th arrondissement town hall
When: October 8, 2022, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
IDENTITÉ BY THE CIE KUMO CREW (VISUAL ART)
Come and discover 5 dancers from the Compagnie Kumo Crew. The latter take you to their identity quest through an urban staged and choreographed show.
Location: Square 122 Rue des Poissonniers
When: October 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.
THE BAN DES VENDANGES
The traditional Ban des Vendanges opens in the heart of the Montmartre vines with Alain Coquart – head of the Republic of Montmartre – with 18th arrondissement mayor Eric Lejoindre, COFAS president Eric Sureau, Commanderie du Clos Montmartre and Commune Libre de Montmartre president Alain Valentin. This is the occasion for the Compagnons de la Butte Montmartre to perform Maxime Le Forestier’s song “Né quelque part”. Note the audience can attend the Ban des Vendanges from rue Saint-Vincent and rue des Saules, along the Montmartre vineyard.
Location: Clos Montmartre vineyard
When: October 8, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Upon invitation for the brotherhoods of the parade
THE NON-PROPOSAL CEREMONY
The major event of the Montmartre’s Grape Harvest is back on the Place des Abbesses. On October 9, 2022, the 18th arrondissement mayor, Eric Lejoindre, plays along the “non-wedding” game and affiances about twenty couples for eternity. From 10:30 a.m., couples from everywhere will go to the mayor and say “I don’t”!
Location: Place des Abbesses
When: October 9, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.
Free access for visitors. Upon registration (soon)
THE POLYPHONIC PICNIC
This year’s picnic will be polyphonic! It opens musically with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, performed by Dominique Paulin at the piano, followed by Nam Anh at the Electone keys, and singer-rapper Samir. Then, enjoy the traditional citizen and convivial picnic where each and everyone is invited to share recipes and bring a dish of their choice. The icing on the cake, several entertainments will be provided on site such as gardening and sport activities (introduction to BMX, boxing and skating).
Location: Chapelle Charbon Park
When: October 9, 2022, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Montmartre’s Grape Harvest Festival could not end without the traditional ball. This year, for this great ball, enjoy DJ Thierry Lecamp.
Location: Square Louise Michel
When: October 9, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.
Find the full program of the 89th Grape Harvest Festival on the official website.
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.
Dates and Opening Time
From 5 October 2022 to 9 October 2022
14 rue des Saules
75018 Paris 18