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  • The 11-bedroom ch â teau is part of an estate that includes a four-bedroom manor house, a caretaker's cottage, a pigeonnier, an old winery, two swimming pools and nearly seven hectares of land.

    Challenges of Castle Ownership

  • One night he found lodging in a log pigeonnier and the birds ignored him except when he rolled over, and then they all stirred and made watery gurgling sounds and settled back in.

    Cold Mountain

  • Only be punctual, with me things go by the clock, my house is a pigeon-house (pigeonnier).

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • The _pigeonnier_ had been pulled down to make room for a shed with a steam-engine, and the whole aspect of the place was revolutionized; but the stream and water-mill (the latter a mere picturesque ruin) were still there; the stream was, however, little more than a ditch, some ten feet deep and twenty broad, with a fringe of gnarled and twisted willows and alders, many of them dead.

    Peter Ibbetson

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  • But it's true! Some of them are quite lovely, actually. *admits to having looked at photos of pigeonniers online*

    May 9, 2008

  • Ha!

    May 9, 2008

  • A free-standing dovecote.

    May 9, 2008