Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Clos Montmartre

Clos Montmartre is located in the area of Montmartre and the only remaining vineyard within the city limits of Paris. Vineyards once covered the Monmartre hill, but in the early 20th century a phylloxera epidemic wiped out all the wines. A group of artists managed to stop a real estate development in the 1920s that would have paved over a plot of land, instead presenting a counter-proposal that the land be turned into a vineyard. In 1933 finally the first grapes were planted, and today the vineyard has more than 1.500 square meters.


  1. Thank you for sharing this interesting fact! i love hearing about little corners of towns or cities and the history of it all.

    The Wanderfull Traveler

  2. I"ve pressed my nose against the gate and slipped my lens through it to get just a glimpse of the sweet little vineyard there.
    Bon weekend chère Vreni