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QR Veyre-Monton – Bourg 13

Tailor-made dwellings

The caves were used as dwellings as well as cellars and stables, and were often interconnected. In the deepest caves, the rooms were arranged in rows and often had different ceiling heights. Cells were also sometimes adjoined.
A door or an archway, made from the natural partition, allowed people to move from one room to another. Numerous features were added to the interior of the dwellings:

  • niches: some with holes for shelf supports or grooves, or with rabbets to allow them to be closed with a door;
  • benches;
  • fireplaces, the top of which was dug into the tuffa;
  • staircases.


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