Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The above painting is one of the most significant of Renoir. For a better resolution version go here
The Moulin de la Galette is a windmill situated near the top of the district of Montmartre in Paris, France.
In 1870, the owner Charles-Nicolas Debray, added a guinguette with a dancing room, and called it "Moulin de la Galette" in 1895. The "galette", is a small rye bread that Debray millers made and sold with a glass of milk. Now, in French, "galette" is the name of cake. In 1830, they replaced milk with wine (especially the local Montmartre wine) and the windmill by a cabaret.
The atmosphere was relaxed and customers more popular than in other establishments such as "Moulin Rouge". People came to "Moulin de la Galette" for enjoying and dancing.
quoted from Moulin de la Galette