PIGEONNIERS DE HAUTE-MARNE
Organised by the association “Maisons Paysannes de France”, the inventory of pigeon and dove houses in Haute-Marne took stock of 200 structures, fifty of which from the ancient seigneurial law, abolished on 4 August 1789.
The most common installation is close to a farm, but there are around twenty dove houses within a blacksmith’s shop. Attic pigeon houses – of which there are the most – were less expensive to build than the more spectacular round or square towers. They were all constructed after the abolition of 1 the “dove house law”.