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FETE DES VENDANGES


8th October 2016 - 9th October 2016

October 8th – 9th  2016

Local product market, grape pressing, musical entertainment in the village streets, special ’vendanges ball’, blessing of the harvest, arrival by sea of the grape harvest as in days of old when the barques catalanes brought the grapes to the beach………

Fête des Vendanges, Banyuls sur Mer
Bringing in the harvest. Fête des Vendanges, Banyuls sur Mer

Fête des Vendanges, Banyuls sur Mer

Every October the Fête de Vendanges takes place, this year on the 6th and 9th, with the main shenanigans taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

The tastings, the smoke rising from the BBQs (which you can use yourself – bring you own meat) and merriment has to be seen to be believed.

On the Sunday the beach becomes positively medieval, the smoke from endless grillades rising in to the autumn air, musicians, stilt walkers and jugglers mingling with the crowd, food is consumed in great quantities, much wine is drunk and, towards the end of the afternoon, Catalan Barques zig zag a ballet in the bay before bringing the “harvest” in to the shore.

Fête des Vendanges, Banyuls sur MerFête des Vendanges, Banyuls sur Mer

Buy and keep your special Fête des Vendanges glass around your neck and just keep on getting it filled up….and  filled up……

Book your own table in advance (free) on the beach (info from town hall) and invite your friends to make a day of it with you. Take your own food and drink, BBQ, or buy food and wine from the many beach bars and restaurants.

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A lively day of fun and bonhomie.

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Start:
8th October 2016
End:
9th October 2016
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Banyuls-sur-Mer