The restored pigeonnier.
Inside, all the individual pigeonholes.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Le Pigeonnier - Mairé-Levescault
It took 2 years to restore this beautiful pigeonnier after it fell into disrepair. Most of the roof had gone and the walls were falling down so master craftsmen were called in to bring it back to it’s former glory. In 2012, it was re-opened during the villages annual summer party. The pigeonnier is located on the site of a former abbey of Mairé-Levescault, that has long gone. Inside there are hundreds of pigeonholes, but we didn’t see one pigeon the day we were there.