Sawtooth roof gables of Saint-Victor-de-Morestel

  • Toit à mantelure Saint-Victor-de-Morestel - OTSI Morestel


Each of these double-slope roofs features a sawtooth gable design created with stone slabs of 8 to 10 cm in thickness. This protects the walls and can also play a fire prevention role. In French these sawtooth gables are also known as "pas d'oiseau" (bird steps).
At the top of each sawtooth gable stands a "charveyron", a stone sculpted into a sugarloaf shape, which has fed many a conjecture...
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • House
Sawtooth roof gables of Saint-Victor-de-Morestel
Hameau de Gouvoux
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Toits à mantelure de Saint-Victor-de-Morestel
Hameau de Gouvoux
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.71009
Longitude : 5.516938