Cabotte

A cabotte is a small rounded drystone shelter to be found scattered throughout the fields of the area to the south of Dijon. As the fields were cleared of wood and turned over to the cultivation of vines, the stones were piled at the field edges, and later used to create these rustic structures, together with the walls (“meurgers”) which often accompany them. They were used by the wine-growers for shelter from storms, and also as tool-stores.




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