There’s a style of barn here in the Dordogne that we’ve never seen anywhere else. What’s the purpose of the slatted sections? Air flow for drying walnuts? No, tobacco drying! We never imagined tobacco as a local product until we read it in Wikipedia.
The local barns also have a lot of individual character, not like the mass produced ones we saw in Brittany. Perhaps they were built longer ago, when a barn was a real investment to be proud of and worth personalizing.