The Martins farm is typically Poyaudine in
construction, with its materials taken from its soils; sandstone,
coloured bricks, ochres, small Burgundy tiles, white limestone
cornices, and its U-form
encompassing a large central court.
are varied, added over the years whenever needed; small openings
designed for ventilation in places where light was of secondary
importance, large sandstone or limestone openings in the living
areas and at the very top in the roof, dormer windows. A stone
staircase joins the West angle.
formerly for watering the farm animals, adds to the charm
and shelters numerous aquatic and sub aquatic life such
newts, dragonflies and fish.
Détours en france
ochre, clay and countryside...
The Puisaye, land
of potters, is composed of clay, water retaining
soils, where numerous lakes and vibrant greenery is ever
In addition, the terroir Poyaudin is, with
the Vaucluse, one of the biggest ochre extraction areas
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