Hotel Le Bois des Chambres & Restaurant Le Grand Chaume

The water tower

published at 20/10/2022

The reservoir (also known as the “water tower”) was built at the time the estate was acquired, before the arrival of the landscape architect Henri Duchêne. The architect later turned it to good advantage, surrounding it with a copse of trees and bushes.

In those days, the water tower’s main purpose was to supply the main vegetable garden nearby via pumps installed in one of the village houses, drawing its water directly from the Loire. As metal tanks are no longer in use these days, a new reservoir (with water still pumped from the Loire) was built underground at the foot of the tower in 1987, located in a clearing created for the purpose.