Imagine endless booths of wine and champagne, sausages roasting on an open grill, French mashed potatoes stewing over the counter, the scent of hot spiced wine, and limitless varieties of cheeses handed out as free samples: Welcome to La Fête des vendanges de Montmartre: A “grape” harvest festival located just around Sacré-Cœur, one of Paris’ most iconic churches.
I spent the day wandering through the festival, drinking hot chocolate and admiring the variety of booths the festival offered. I even picked up this for lunch:
After dinner we returned to watch the fireworks…
Once the fireworks started though I felt like I was at one of Gatsby’s parties.
They shot off the fireworks to go along with some music and poetry. The theme of the entire festival was in fact poetry so we were listening to poems about what it means to be a poet, which meant that the entire show was just a big poetical thing
But the results were absolute astounding.
Then when it was over we almost got trampled leaving. I swear I would have fallen over if I wasn’t pressed up against other people on all sides to keep me from falling!
Since I’m on such a Leonardo DiCaprio theme I’ll just leave you guys with this:
I’ve got some longer posts coming up about classes and a weekend trip to Strasbourg so stay tuned!
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