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One of the most festive moments to rub shoulders with the soul of this 'hood is during its Fête du Vin Nouveau et de la Brocante, a two-day street festival in October thrown to celebrate the first post-harvest wine. The vin nouveau (new wine) is solemnly blessed in church before the real party breaks out on rue Notre Dame and surrounding streets: think drinking, dancing, street food and dozens of stalls selling antiques and secondhand jumble.