Ardennes plastered farm in Laforêt
Textures, materials and traditional volumetry characterise this old Ardennes farmhouse.
Set up perpendicular to the street, this old building offers an abundant variety of textures and materials used in the region. Rough plaster, cut French stone, thick shale and wood combine to affirm its presence.
This old farmhouse is fully in keeping with the traditional Ardennes composition: its simple and squat volume encloses three narrow and deep cells under a roof of slate. These uncalibrated slates were set in a bed of clay. The high weight of this roofing requires a low roof slope and a high strength of the framework. In order to prevent slippage, lignolets, slates ending in arrowheads, close the ridge by interlocking their heads.
FERME ARDENNAISE CRÉPIE
Rue du pont de claies, 21-22 – 5550 Laforêt
MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DE BOUILLON EN ARDENNE
Quai des Saulx, 12 – 6830 Bouillon
+32(0)61/46 52 11
CENTRE TOURISTIQUE ET CULTUREL DE VRESSE-SUR SEMOIS
Rue Albert Raty, 83 – 5550 Vresse-sur-Semois
+32(0)61/29 28 27
The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 31 villages, bearers of a strong territorial identity and reflecting traditional architecture. It is committed to promoting the rural, cultural and natural heritage of Wallonia and is a part of the development of local and responsible tourism.