Once upon a time, long, long ago, the plain of Montrouge, where Montparnasse Cemetery now stands, was the property of the Catholic Church. Specifically it belonged to the brothers of Saint-Jean de la Charité and they had at least 30 windmills here in the 17th century. All of that is changed of course but one of those mills still stands, a silent witness to what once was and what is now.
. . . and today: