Imagine feeling like you are in Bordeaux or Bourgogne, but you are in fact smack in the middle of France's most bustling metropolis. Few people know but almost secretly spread around Paris are 10 iconic urban vineyards, which all produce simply exquisite wine. All owned by the City of Paris, these special locations can be found in the hills of Montmarte, hidden in some of the city's most famous parks and humbly positioned along the banks of the Seine.
Our favourite is the magnificent Clos du Buttes Bergeyre which annually produces as few as 1,500 bottles of wine and only opens its doors for a few public events each year. Located in Butte Bergeyre, you'll also discover a tiny district located next to the beautiful Buttes-Chaumont Park in Paris' 19th arrondissement. This somewhat isolated community hosts around five paved streets and is a breath of fresh air for those that want a truly unique experience in this special city.
To find out more about these special vineyards, discover when they're open and work out how to find them, check out the BBC's special edition written by Addison Nugent.