Pigeonnier in provence

03 April 2021  |  Architecture, Holidays, Pure France, Tourism

Two Pigeonnier Towers to rent

Driving around the French countryside, you'll often see these charming quirks of architecture; pigeonnier towers.

They were indeed constructed as homes for pigeons. Pigeon homes were called 'colombiers' or 'fuies' from the 13th century onwards and then 'pigeonniers' from the 19th century.

In medieval times, having a pigeonnier tower at your manor or chateau was a symbol of status as well as a display of wealth as it let everyone know that you were feasting happily on pigeons everyday !

Now, many of these quirky towers have been renovated and offer welcoming, original and unique rental properties. Here are two fabulous rental Pigeonner Towers available with Pure France;

Le Pigeonnier de la Bastide in Provence

Pigeonnier de la Bastide

This is a stunning and quite charming, high quality, restored pigeonniertower to sleep 2 with large private pool - a perfect week's getaway.

The tower sits next to the pool in a large lawned garden in the grounds of a large country home.

Accommodation comprises open-plan, ground floor living and dining area with corner kitchen. Magnificent, south-facing views towards the Esterel. Upstairs, the double bedroom has a glass floor (!) and ensuite bathroom and similar views.

Pigeonnier de la Bastide
Pigeonnier de la Bastide

Extensive grounds include large lawn, wooded areas and olive groves.

Private, heated pool 15m x 6m with steps. Heated to 26°C from end May to mid-October. Other periods by request.

Large pool terrace with sun-loungers and covered terrace with table and chairs and summer kitchen with BBQ and dishwasher.

More details here

L'Ancien Pigeonnier in Dordogne

 L'Ancien Pigeonnier

This is a charming and original, fully renovated traditional pigeonnier tower set on the estate of a large private home. Situated in open countryside with 100 acres of private grounds.

Accommodation comprises ground floor kitchen and living and dining areas. Ensuite double bedroom on the first floor and two small doubles with ensuite bathroom on the second floor.

 L'Ancien Pigeonnier
L'Ancien Pigeonnier

Shaded dining terrace and zen garden. Private heated pool 10m x 5m and private tennis court.

 L'Ancien Pigeonnier

Eymet, 10 km is a charming, traditional town with all amenities.

Further amenities and Sunday street market in Issigeac, 13 km.

Bergerac (and international airport), 23 km with hypermarkets and charming, medieval old town. Excellent restaurants and cultural events.

Further details here

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Hugh Atkins

Co-founder of Pure France. 20 years of visiting and photographing fabulous properties, meeting fascinating people and driving every main and back road in France.

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