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[EN] Before the advent of affordable washing appliances, laundry was usually done in purpose-built wash houses. This is a place to post the locations of these public wash houses located around the world.

[FR] Un lavoir est un bassin public alimenté en eau détournée d'une source ou d'un cours d'eau, en général couvert, où les lavandières lavaient le linge. L'utilisation des lavoirs a été progressivement abandonnée au XXe siècle.
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[EN] On our travels on the French canals we have met plenty of old public wash houses (lavoirs). We found that many of them are very beautiful and were also curious to see how wash houses looked in other parts of the world.

In fact a French law enacted on 3rd February 1851, subsidised their construction to a value of 30% which could explain why lavoirs are so common in France.

[FR] Oui ! Qui se souvient des lavandières ? " Les hommes au bistro, les femmes au lavoir " disait-on ! Témoins des grands et petits moments de nos villages, les lavoirs évoquent le souvenir d'une époque révolue et rappellent le dur labeur de nos grands-mères. Inscrits dans le paysage depuis plus d'un siècle, ils font incontestablement partie du patrimoine de nos villages. En pierres, en briques, ou plus modestement en bois ou en torchis, ils méritent d'être conservés, bien préférables à tous ces hangars industriels que l'on construit ici ou là.

En effet la construction des lavoirs en France s'est accentué avec la loi du 3 Février 1851 qui vote un crédit spécial pour subventionner à hauteur de 30 % la construction des lavoirs.

Instructions for Posting a Lavoir (wash houses) Waymark:
[EN] To post a new lavoir waymark, find an old (minimum of about 40 years) public wash house used for the washing of clothes. You must upload a picture of the lavoir and enter the coordinates for its position. You and your GPSr do not need to be in the picture. You must also give a short description of the wash house and its location. If possible, include a short description of its history.

When posting a waymark, make at least one of your images the default so that it shows up on the waymark page.

[FR] Pour creer un waymark lavoir, trouvez un vieux lavoir publique (age de 40 ans au minimum) utilise pour laver le linge. Vous devez telecharger une photo de ce lavoir et rentrer les coordonnees du lieu. Il ne faut pas que vous et votre appareil GPSr soient dans la photo. Vous devez egalement donner une description courte de ce lavoir et le lieu. Si possible, ajouter une description courte de son histoire.

Quand vous creez un waymark, vous devez s'assurer que au moins une de vos photos est la photo par default a fin qu'elle apparaisse sur la page du waymark.

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[EN] Post a picture of you at or near the posted coordinates. If you are alone, hold your GPSr up in front of the camera or try taking a picture of you from arm's length. Also, include a brief story of your visit. [FR] Telechargez une photo de vous a ou aux alentours des coordonnees donnees. Si vous etres seul, tenez votre appareil GPSr devant l'appareil photo ou essayer de prendre une photo de vous en tenant l'appareil photo au bout de bras. Ajouter aussi une description courte de votre visite.
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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir communal - La chaize le Vicomte, Pays de la Loire/Vendée, France

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Le lavoir communal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pilouille

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 3/26/2015

last visited: 11/26/2014

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir de la Haute Fontaine-Romont-Vosges-France

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Un superbe lavoir dans le centre du village!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 3/8/2015

last visited: 3/18/2015

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Lavoir (wash houses)Abandoned Monastery - Porto, Portugal

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This lavoir was part of and old monastery complex in the SOuth bank of river Douro in Porto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Porto, Portugal

date approved: 1/5/2015

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)la fontaine aux pretres

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le lavoir se situe au nord du village de Saché

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 12/25/2014

last visited: 3/18/2015

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Lavoir (wash houses)Village Lavoir - Valendas, GR, Switzerland

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The roofed lower basin of the village fountain was Valendas wash house until the early 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 12/9/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavadoura de Mesquita Alta - São Brás de Alportel, Portugal

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A small and not so nice lavoir serving the community of Mesquita Alta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 11/14/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Fonte do Carvalho - Entroncamento, Portugal

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This is a spring and a lavoir was built nearby, many many years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Santarém, Portugal

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: 5/13/2012

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir de la fontaine Saint-Jean - Nemours, France

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[FR] Ce lavoir communal, qui peut accueillir jusqu'à vingt-quatre lavandières, est à l'origine alimenté par une source. [EN] This communal lavoir, which could accommodate up to 24 washer women, is fed by a spring.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 11/7/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir sur L'Escambouille - Fontcouverte, France

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[FR] Un des 8 lavoirs à Fontcouverte sur un cours d'eau nommé Escambouille. [EN] One of 8 lavoirs in Fontcouverte on a stream called Escambouile.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/2/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir - Pons (Charente-Maritime) France

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[FR] Un lavoir au bord de la Seugne dans le centre de Pons. Il y a un parking juste à côté. [EN] A lavoir on the banks of the Seugne river in the center of Pons. It's at the edge of a parking lot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/18/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)lavoir de Brioux

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un lavoir en plein centre de Brioux

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: 10/15/2014

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Lavoir (wash houses)lavoir de Loubeau - Melle,Fr

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The laundry is located next to the silver mines Le lavoir est situé à coté des mines d'Argent

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: 9/17/2014

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Lavoir (wash houses)lavoir de Bretagne - Melle,Fr

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a wash in the center of Melle un lavoir dans le centre de Melle

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: 9/17/2014

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Lavoir (wash houses)Le Lavoir à St Pierre Entremont (73)

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Un joli petit lavoir avec son four à pain

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fredevils

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Le lavoir de Manthes

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Un vraiment très joli lavoir avec beaucoup d'eau autour.A voir

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fredevils

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir d'Ancy-le-Franc (Yonne) - Bourgogne, France

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[FR] Le lavoir a été construit en 1830 et rénové en 2000. [EN] The lavoir was constructed in 1830 and renovated in 2000.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 8/24/2014

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir de Remiremont, France

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A nice Lavoir (wash houses) in the center of the city of Remiremont.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 8/21/2014

last visited: 4/21/2015

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Lavoir (wash houses)lavoir du Breuil

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Le lavoir est au bord d'un chemin rural

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 8/20/2014

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Lavoir (wash houses)lavoir du Pissot

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le lavoir est au bout du petit chemin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 4/2/2015

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Lavoir (wash houses)lavoir de Fond Naud

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Le Lavoir est situé dans une rue calme.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 8/20/2014

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Le lavoir du Royou est situé le long de la route.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 4/2/2015

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir de Janon

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le lavoir est situé à l'intersection des rue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: 4/2/2015

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Lavoir (wash houses)historischer Waschbrunnen in Großbundenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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an old wash well from 1564, renovated in 2004

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dieSulzer

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 4/23/2014

last visited: 12/21/2013

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Lavoir (wash houses)Le lavoir d'Yerres - (Essonne) France

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[FR] Le lavoir d'Yerres sur la rive droite de la rivière Yerres est en face du parc Caillebotte. [EN] The lavoir in Yerres on the right bank of the Yerres river is facing the Caillebotte park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 4/21/2014

last visited: 4/1/2014

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir de la Fontaine St-Loup (Rillé, Centre, France)

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Lavoir situé rue de la Fontaine Saint-Loup

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 4/20/2014

last visited: 3/31/2014

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