Multicellular farm in Our
With its elongated layout parallel to the road, it seems to guard the access to the old shale bridge.
Like a sentry, a long farmhouse seems to guard the access to the old shale bridge. Set up parallel to the road, the building turns towards the river and ensures an essential access to the water. Its location, off-centre from the historic core, confirms a late construction period.
The façade of the long farmhouse tells the story of the changes made since the end of the 19th century. Originally equipped with a dwelling, identifiable by the symmetrical distribution of windows on either side of the entrance, a stable and a barn, the building was extended by a stable at each end. The progress of livestock farming in this region, with its wet soils, less suitable for cultivation, explains these extensions.
Here, the presence of the relief imposed a development in length and height rather than in depth, contrary to the Ardennes volumes of the village core. On the façade, the 19th century is expressed by the regularity of the openings in the dwelling and the diversity of materials adopted for the frames, such as brick and limestone or wood, as well as for the slate or tile roofs.
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Rue de Porcheresse, 8 – 6850 Paliseul
MAISON DU TOURISME DU PAYS DE BOUILLON EN ARDENNE
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Grand-Place, 7 – 6850 Paliseul
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