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.
Pigeon 1

 The restored pigeonnier.

Pigeon 2

Inside, all the individual pigeonholes.

Pigeon 3

Looking up.

4 comments:

  1. Think we have seen this driving by but never ventured to look inside. The restoration looks brilliant. It is good these things are restored to remind us of what was. Have a good week Diane xx

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    1. I agree, these buildings need to be preserved x

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    1. It looks great inside, the craftsmen have done a fantastic job x

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