In the seventeenth century the Debray family bought this old flour mill and called it Moulin de la Galette (Mill of the Cake). They sold cake with a glass of milk. The Parisians of the time, used to go for walks in the area and enjoyed these delicious cakes, eating as they walked through the beautiful hill of Montmartre. Years later the son of old Monsieur Debray created a beautiful garden at the time when Montmartre was suffering a transformation due to artistic splendor that the area had become. The world of Cabaret and dance had moved to Montmartre, and in this Ballroom met artists like Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, etc..