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Lavoir (wash houses)
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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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Image for Lavoir Campo do Geres - Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres,  Portugalview gallery

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir Campo do Geres - Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres, Portugal

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This lavoir is still in use in the village of Campo de Geres in the Peneda-Geres National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Portugal

date approved: 10/27/2011

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Wash house da Rua Fernando Namora - Braga, Portugal

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An old Wash house in the city center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Braga, Portugal

date approved: 1/18/2013

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Fontanário da Calçada

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Fontanário da Calçada, is the oldest wash house of the parish of Vermil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Braga, Portugal

date approved: 8/19/2009

last visited: 8/18/2009

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Lavoir (wash houses)wash house, Pecene - Portugal

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And old wash house in a little village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal

date approved: 5/29/2013

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)wash house Gontomil -Portugal

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An old wash house in a little village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavadeiro no Coruto - A Guarda, España

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An old wash house in A Guarda.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/3/2013

last visited: never

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavadouro Arca de Água, Porto, Portugal

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A public lavoir in the city of Oporto, Portugal, located in the pleasant garden of Arca d'Agua. The complex was inaugurated in 1920.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Portugal

date approved: 4/29/2008

last visited: 12/10/2011

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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)Old Wash House near Pontevedra - Spain

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A few kilometers South of Pontevedra this nice old wash house is located.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: never

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