The Lomagne region has a wide variety of pigeon lofts. Some of them have been restored and transformed into quality accommodation. You will find 94 of them along your route. We have chosen the top 3 most remarkable pigeon lofts for you..
This hexagonal loft with arcades is supported by red brick pillars. Fully restored, it is attached to a farmhouse and has a beautiful lantern topped by a terracotta finial.
Set apart in the countryside, it dominates the Gimone valley. This pigeon loft rests on 8 stone columns topped with stone caps called “Capel”: these were put in place to protect the birds from predators climbing up.
In a place called Lamourette in Marsac, there is an isolated and restored dovecote, complete with a bell tower topped by a pewter finial and 3 pigeons. It is made from white stone and has the rather peculiar feature of having two very beautiful "Renaissance" stone dormer windows and an anti-predator strip along the roof.
These pigeon "dungeons" or dovecotes have all been restored or rebuilt and can bear witness to social history that dates back millenia.
> The Toulousan type pigeon loft or pied de mulet. Rectangular building with a single-pitch roof.
>The pigeon loft tower: Attached to the house, to outbuildings or standing on its own, the tower is often quadrangular in shape.
>The pigeon loft over arcades
>The balcony pigeon loft. This protects the entrance porch from the weather.
>Dovecote over pillars or over columns
There are no less than 94 pigeon lofts in Lomagne Tarn et Garonnaise. Some of them have been transformed into rental holidays for a quirky holiday stay.