Saturday, August 08, 2009
Dinner at Le Moulin de la Galette
You all know that on Paris Daily Photo I try not to show the usual touristy stuff. Instead I make the effort to stick to the things that the average Parisian (ie me!) does... But sometimes I also do touristy stuff, like having dinner at Le Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre. This windmill is not part of a movie set, but a real grain grinder that was used to make - among other things - galettes (a sort of rye bread pancakes) in the 1700s. The place is also famous because Renoir painted his "Bal du moulin de la Galette" in 1876 (now at Le Musée d'Orsay). Nowadays it's a restaurant and I went there for the first time in my life yesterday evening!