26.10.16

Wine, Renoir and a black cat


Every fall Facebook reminds me of the many memories from my semester living in Paris. It was three years ago that I packed my bags and moved to a small apartment in Montmartre with two of my classmates. Almost every night we enjoyed glasses bottles of wine while looking out our living room window at the lively square below. One afternoon, during my first month of living in Montmartre, I escaped from my studies to venture to the last vineyard in Paris.



(Walking up to Musee de Montmartre

(Passing under the arch to the Renoir gardens)

Conveniently located five minutes away from our apartment, the Montmartre vineyard is an enchanting retreat from the tourist filled streets. As you pass under the Musee de Montmartre sign you enter a quiet garden and the entrance to 12 rue Cortot. Built in the seventeenth as a Bel Air house it is the oldest building in Montmartre.  Auguste Renoir, Suzanne Valadon and Emile Bernard were just some of the few artists who had their studios tucked away inside. If you get a chance to go inside you will find a collection of composed drawings, paintings and posters that illustrate the colorful history of Montmartre.

(Left: front gardens; Right: Exploring the back gardens)
(Inside the Musee de Montmartre)
(View from Renoir's gardens towards the back of Sacre Coeur) 
(Left: Me; Right: Vineyard)

The quite garden you first enter is one of three gardens dedicated to Renoir and in memory of when he lived at 12 rue Cortot. During his stay he painted several of his masterpieces – The Moulin de la Galette (le Bal du Moulin de la Galette) and Rue Cortot Garden (Jardin de la rue Cortot). The gardens and view of the vineyard transport you to the French countryside and you forget you are just a few steps away from one of Paris’s famous landmarks, Sacre Coeur. Walking through Renoir’s gardens to the vineyard I felt I had found a little hidden gem.  

(Left: Vineyards; Right: Me looking out at the vineyards)

 x the Adventurer

79 comments:

  1. These are lovely photos. It's very surprising to see a vineyard in the middle of Paris, regardless of how picturesque it is

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! Yes, I was also surprised to find such a beautiful vineyard in Paris =o)

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  2. That place looks so beautiful and your pictures are amazing. It looks like you had a great experience.
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    1. Thank you! The vineyard was such a fun hidden gem to find in Paris! =o)

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  3. what a lovely post my dear
    the place Looks so beautiful
    simply love it!
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment =o) I'm so happy you liked my post about the Paris vineyard!

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  4. I haven't been to a vineyard and I want to visit one! Looks like you went for an adventure :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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    1. Oh you must visit a vineyard! This was my first and I hope to visit some more =o)

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  5. Really nice shots. This place looks so lovely.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy you like my photos of the vineyard in Paris =o)

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  6. Oh wow, it must have been really tough tearing yourself away from Paris having spent a semester there - the quiet garden you found looks beautiful, as does every other photo in this post :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! Paris will always have a special place in my heart =o)

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  7. Wonderful photos, you are showing Paris from the other, nicer side :-)Have a lovely weekend :-)

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  8. Montmartre is one of the cosiest places in Paris!

    LUXESSED

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    1. Isn't Montmartre one of the best neighborhoods in Paris =o) I loved living there!

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  9. Such a beautiful spot!!! I was in Paris last year but I didn't have the chance to visit this place.

    Andrea.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to visit Paris again and visit the vineyard =o) I know there is so much to see in Paris =o)

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  10. Oh my! You know, I've been to Paris twice and I think I passed this vineyard on my second visit, but I've never been! There are always great reasons to re-visit Paris, and this is one of them!

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    1. Exactly! It's always fun revisiting a place and seeing more =o) Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  11. Cute black cat this place looks amazing your photography is realy awesome hun. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. :-) Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk kisses Dominica! xXx

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    1. Thank you, your comment made me smile =o) I'm so happy you liked my post about the Parisian vineyard =o)

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  12. Montmartre looks like a lovely place, your photography is stunning. I really want to go there! It's been far too long since I went travelling.

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    1. Thank you the sweet comment! You must visit the vineyard in Paris =o)

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  13. Such a beautiful place!! Stunning shots!
    Adi xx
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    1. Isn't the vineyard such a picturesque place?! Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  14. Sounds like the perfect memory. It would have been so wonderful to study in Paris. :]

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    1. Paris was such a beautiful place to study abroad. I miss it at times and can't wait to go back and explore the neighborhood I used to live in =o)

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  15. Gorgeous photos! Adding this to my list of places to visit!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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    1. You must add this to the list of places to visit in Paris! Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  16. Lovely photos, I've visited Paris and I was blow away by the beauty and elegance of everything. Beautiful Pictures

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    1. Paris is breathtaking, you can't find a place in the city that isn't charming and beautiful =o)

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  17. Such gorgeous photos! I'd love to go back to Paris. I am always so jealous of people who studied in another country or lived there for some time. I wish I could go back in time and move to Paris!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. I'm sure you still can move to Paris! Or even stay for a few weeks =o) You can easily get lost in beautiful Paris =o)

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  18. Oh, I see one day I really should visit Paris! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. You must visit Paris! It's not very far from bavaria =o) I am sure you would love the shopping there! =o)

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  19. Oh my gosh! This is on my euro trip list!

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy Paris made it on your euro trip list! =o)

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  20. wow! looks like such a beautiful place!

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    1. The vineyard in Paris is a breathtaking place =o)

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  21. The photos look amazing! It's a dream of mine to visit Paris.

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    1. You must go to Paris! You would love it there I'm sure =o)

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  22. What an amazing place this vineyard! I can't believe I was living nearby and never saw it, so close to the Sacre Cœur! I will definitely visit it next time! :)
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    xo
    Stella
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    1. The vineyard is such a hidden gem that I was surprised to find it too! You must go back and visit it next time you are in Paris! =o)

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  23. Beautiful pictures - and what a fabulous post name!
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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! And I couldn't think of a clever post name but in the end I like it =o)

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  24. So prettttty! It'd be hard for me to study with such beauty all around. I love your stuff, sending good vibes from LA<3

    xo,
    Kit @ THINGS SHE LOVES

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    1. It was hard to stay focused on my studies in Paris with so many beautiful distractions =o) Thank you for the kind comment!

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  25. Your time in Paris sounds fantastic! The Montmartre vineyard looks like a charming hidden gem!

    Miriam
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    1. Paris was such a beautiful city to live in =o) You must visit in the vineyard next time you are in Paris =o)

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  26. That sounds like a dream come true! It sounds like a hidden gem. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. The vineyard felt like a world away from the busy streets of Paris =o) Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  27. What a lovely place! I love the pictures too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy you like the photos =o)

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  28. These photos are so lovely and make me miss Paris so much!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thank you Rae! I miss Paris too =o) Hopefully get to go back soon and wander the charming streets =o)

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  29. France is always a good Idea!I love your pictures!
    xx
    Yaya
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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! Yes Paris is always a good idea =o)

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  30. These pictures you've taken are so beautiful, fell in love with this place!

    Love,

    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

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    1. Thank you dear! I'm so happy you like my photos of the vineyard =o)

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  31. Gorgeous photos! Makes me really want to go back to France
    P.S don't you have Facebook for reminding you of all the fun you had?

    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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    1. Thank you! It is nice when facebook reminds you of past memories =o)

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  32. This is so dreamy. I visited Montmartre a few years ago and absolutely fell in love. Thanks for sharing these photos and memories dear :)

    Erica
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    1. Isn't Montmartre just charming and idyllic to explore? Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  33. Have a happy Wednesday!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  34. Montmartre is a beautiful neighborhood, you are so lucky to have been able to live there!

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    1. Montmartre was a special neighborhood to have lived in =o) Thanks for the wonderful comment! =o)

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    1. Doesn't the vineyard look so charming! Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  36. Loving your blog! Great images and fun writing style :)

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    1. Thank you =o)Your comment made me smile, you are too sweet =o)

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  37. Lovely pictures!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like my photos =o)

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  38. These photographs are so gorgeous! France is very high on my travel wish list!

    Alisha | http://www.alishaspinkdaisies.com/

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to visit France one day =o) You would love it!

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x the Adventurer