Pink farm in Torgny
A string of traditional volumes all dressed in pink - Listed monument.
Entirely rendered and dressed in pink, this old farmhouse presents an interesting sequence of volumes: the main building is followed by two stables, a barn, a stable and a second barn.
A distinctive feature of traditional housing in Lorraine, the renderings once played an essential role in protecting against bad weather and masking any defects in the masonry.
Here and there, the façades display evidence of the superstitious practices of our ancestors. This is evidenced by the spiked iron rods called “witches’ combs” that blocked certain cellar or stable openings, in order to prevent evil influences from entering through the openings to harm the harvested food or livestock.
This remarkable building, covered with red-orange tiles similar to ancient Roman tiles, has been classified as a historical monument since 1970.
For more information, see our heritage sheet.
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.