Les petites têtes

In our village Grandmetz the landscape is traditionally - just like in many rural municipalities - determined by pollard willows and poplars. They ensure that marshy pastures become a bit drier, provide shade for the cattle and the exuberant roots of the willows also strengthen the edges of canals.

Those trees are locally called 'grosses têtes' (thick heads) and 'longues têtes' (long heads).  Both our street and a side street were named after it. This inspired us for the name of our gite: 'Les petites têtes' means 'the small heads'.

The rural cottage 'Les Petits Tête' was originally an old stable, annex to a farm, dating from 1890. There are some vestiges from this time (pulley, rings for fixing cattle). This character building is built in red bricks, typical of our region.

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