Montmartre

Montmartre in the 1880’s was an artist’s community and a place for Parisians to let their hair down and dance the night away in one of the many cabarets. At one time there were over a dozen working windmills on this breezy mountaintop which overlooks the city center and all of Paris. Vincent lives and paints in Montmartre, depicting the windmills and small gardens which remind of his home in Zundert, Holland. In the summer he walks down the hill to the west to Asnieres and paints during the day, then packs his still wet canvases under his arm and trudges back up the hill home each day.