Anyway, some of these women came together this weekend …a wonderful joyful event , the Melac Vendange in Paris. A street party to celebrate the grape harvest of a vine that adornes thae wine shop owned by Monseuir Melac on rue Leon Frot in 11th arrondissenment Paris.
This has become an annual event for this group of women, (who were originally labelled “wild women” and are sometimes known as “Murielles” by the Australian member of the group.
There were honorary men at the gathering this year. Most celebrated of all is a distinguished gentleman known as “Le Silver Fox”..A cheer greeted his arrival.. He joined the group on the first Vendange they attended, even though he does not speak a word of English. has been an honoured guest ever since.
We were also honoured by the author of Paris daily photo, a blog which helps us Parisophiles to get our daily Paris fix
The mayor of the arrondissentt also pays a visit to see the famous Ronice author of the blog A Paris journey.
.and Sandyleam the famous dog napper.
We had beautiful weather and the Best day ever.
I wish somebody would write that novel.!
We arrived early to secure a table for our growing group.
Sandy even found a cute doggie to join us!
Eventually there was only room to sit on the floor.
Children to tread th grapes.
There was even food!
Young virgins pick the grapes.
More young ( at heart) virgins!
FABULOUS read Muriel!!! 🙂 thanks for adding a link to my blog as well 🙂 I think you summed up the day perfectly! Le Silver Fox would be over the moon at all the accolades he's getting! LOL xx
oh and don't get me started on the DISHY MAYOR!!! LOL
Looks like a lot of fun! Glad you're back in the city you love
OH, so much fun, Denise. But I do have one burning question….Is the Mayor available?? LOL Now seriously, this looks like an amazing event. Love your photos and commentary. Enjoy the beautiful weather you seem to be having at the moment. Surely is better than what we had in April. If it will only stay that way until my arrival on the 27th!Nancyb
Wonderful post Denise !Anne
Lovely report and photos Denise, especially the first one of you all together and the ones with the mayor!
Thanks for all the nice comments…It was such a fun day.Nancy, the mayor is available, but (put it this way) he is very active in legislation to promote gay marriage and was highly visible in the gay parade this year…..
'nuf said, Denise…no harm in asking!
Great to see all the photos of you ladies (aka young virgin grape pickers) having such a fabulous time!
Sorry you could not be there Mary Kay…maybe next year.Love Denise
I will definitely be there next year – am inspired by Jos blog re greece so Greek Islands and Vendange on the agenda for next trip. In fact putting in leave today !xxx
We missed you Megan. it was a really good day. N8ice to see you here.Love Denise
The happiness radiates from all of you that day. What a grand event and how sad that I missed it. I really hope to be in Paris one day to attend the Vendage and meet of your fine French fanatics, lol.Great post, Denise. Now about writing that novel…………….Jo
I agree Jo. I WAS a fun day and the smiles are not posed. Hopefully you will be able to attend next year…….but you keep going to Greece!!http://thisoldbroadsblog.blogspot.co.uk/Love Denise
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