Paris’ Last Two Windmills

Of thirteen original windmills that used to be situated on the hills of Monmartre during the 16th century, only two remain standing today, Moulin de la Galette (originally named Blute-fin) and Moulin Radet, collectively known as Moulin de la Galette. The older of the two, Moulin de la Galette was built in 1622 and was used to produce flour for galettes or cakes but it was later converted to a dance hall and most famously memorialized in Renoir’s Bal du moulin de la Galette (Dance at the Moulin de la Galette).

Although both windmills are located on private property and cannot be toured, Moulin Radet sits atop the popular restaurant Le Moulin de la Galette and both can be viewed easily from street level.

Moulin de la Galette: 75 Rue Lepic, Paris

Moulin Radet: 83 Rue Lepic, Paris

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