Vieux four banal
  • Vieux four banal

The public oven

B-6833 Botassart (Bouillon)

In the fifteenth century the public oven was used by ordinary people to cook bread and cakes. The little building in grey shale was restored in 1993. Sometimes several villagers would take turns in keeping a fire alight under the oven for several days to smoke 5 or 6 hams. (Text source by MT du Pays de Bouillon)