Thursday, July 13, 2006
Au Moulin Vert
After the famous Moulin rouge, here is the Moulin Vert (green windmill), a restaurant located rue des Plantes, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. At the end of the 18th century, there were still around 30 windmills in this area of Paris. This one takes its name from one of these such windmills that was turned into a "guinguette” (an open-air café often situated near a river). You may be familiar with this painting by Renoir that illustrates better the concept of a guinguette than I possibly could.
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