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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)Strasbourg "Petite France" Lavoir

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Lavoir on the river Ill in the Petite France quarter of Strasbourg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 1/6/2007

last visited: 10/30/2013

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Lavoir (wash houses)Schiltigheim Lavoir

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This Lavoir is located along one of the canals of the Ill river system around Strasbourg. The location is a suburb just north of the city of Strasbourg in Alsace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 3/31/2007

last visited: 9/30/2011

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Lavoir (wash houses)Canal Lavoir - Colmar, France

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This Lavoir is located along one of the canals of the river system around Colmar. The location is just north of the old town area of the city of Colmar in Alsace.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 11/26/2010

last visited: 10/5/2014

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SWSW63.2 km

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Lavoir (wash houses)Lavoir sur la Lauch, Colmar

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[FR] Un vieux lavoir au bord de la Lauch dans Colmar. [EN] An old lavoir at the edge of the Lauch river in Colmar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 5/12/2008

last visited: 10/5/2014

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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)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)Lavoir Saint Goëry - Épinal

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Lavoir et source Saint Goëry d'Épinal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 7/28/2013

last visited: 7/29/2013

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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)Waschhaus - Riehen, BS, Switzerland

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The old wash house of Riehen is located at Weilstrasse in the north-west of Riehen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 3/1/2012

last visited: never

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