Continuing our walk up Rue Lepic in the Montmartre section of Paris, it is hard not to notice the two remaining windmills in an area where at one time there were many more. Several of these windmills were owned by the Debray family. They turned an area that was a small farm, between two of the mills, into an outdoor terrace where popular dances were held on Sunday evenings in this working class neighborhood.
The first mill you spot is the Blue Fin. Sitting in its original location, but now behind gate on private property.
The other nearby mill is the Radet.It was actually side by side with the Blue Fin and was moved a short distance in 1924 to its present location. Today there is a restaurant at the base of the mill that the owners call the Galette.