When we’re in Paris, we often stay in an apartment in Rue Lepic in Montmartre. Just across the road is a windmill called Moulin de la Galette.
This windmill is historic and well-known (maybe not quite as well known as the one at the foot of the hill… Le Moulin Rouge). It inspired artworks by, among others, Van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Le Moulin de la Galette by Vincent Van Gogh courtesy Wikiart
Now it’s a restaurant. I couldn’t find out much about the windmill over the internet but I discovered there were 14 mills which made up “Les Moulins de la Galette” and now there are just two.
This one was built in 1622 as a wheat mill. In 1924 it was relocated from its original site further up the hill to its current position on the corner of Girardon and Lepic Streets.. It made a picturesque outlook from my apartment window.