Christian Lassure

A conference with slide show given at the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris

in Jean Cuisenier's and Jean-Marie Pesez's classes (1977-1978)


Part 5

version française

21 - Overall view of groups III et IV


22 - Ditto

The two groups stand side by side to the northwest of building IIa. Group III consists of a dwelling, stable-cum-sheep shelter and barn-cum-granary laid out round a small yard, at the east corner of which stands a subgroup comprized of an oven-cum-bakehouse and a storehouse-cum-henhouse. In the foreground can be seen the oven (on the left) and the barn (on the right). Behind the barn, is the stable-cum-sheep shelter. Behind the stable, is the dwelling of group III and, finally, at the back, in a central position, the dwelling of group IV.


23 - View of group III from the East


24 - Group III: the oven-cum-bakehouse


25 - Ditto: view of the oven's opening

The opening, with its surround of four voussoirs carved circularly, was closed by an upright stone slab hinged on an iron piece pivoting in a swivel hole.


26 - Group III: view of the store room-cum-henhouse


27 - Group III: entrance to the barn-cum-granary

Inside this hut, an intermediate floor supports two tanks made of stone slabs bound with mortar. The inside walls are coated with gypsum plaster carefully smoothed so as to keep rodents away.


28 - Group III: entrance of the stable-cum-sheep shelter


29 - Group III: niche and aperture in the outside wall of the stable-cum-sheep shelter


30 - Groups III et IV: view from the North

From left to right, barn-cum-granary, stable-cum-sheep shelter and dwelling.


31 - Ditto


32 - Group III: the rear part of the building


33 - Ditto

A gutter ensures the runoff of water at the rear of the building.


34 - Group IV: the entrance to the dwelling

Group IV falls into two subgroups, on the one hand a dwelling house adjoining the habitation of group III, and on the other hand, some 10 metres to the West, a conjoined stable-cum-sheep shelter, barn-cum-granary and pigstie-cum-henhouse linked to the dwelling by a low wall.


35 - Groups III and IV: the gutter between the dwellings


36 - Ditto: the chimney stack of the dwelling of Group III


37 - Group IV, subgroup IVb

From right to left (anticlockwise), the barn-cum-granary (concealing the stable-cum-sheep shelter behind) and the pigstie-cum-henhouse with its small enclosure.


38- Ditto


39 - Ditto: the sheep shelter and the barn viewed from the North

Obviously, the barn is later in date than the sheep shelter as evidenced by its abutting against it.


40 - Ditto: from left to right (clockwise), the sheep shelter, barn and pigstie viewed from the South


41 - Ditto: the pigstie viewed from the South


42 - Ditto: the pigstie's east corner with, in the background, the sheep shelter abutting against the barn


May 3rd, 2004


To be referenced as :

Christian Lassure

"Les Cabanes" or "Les Savournins Bas" – alias "Le Village des Bories" – at Gordes, Vaucluse, Part 5


May 3rd, 2004


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