Lavoir in Tonnere
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member matslin
N 47° 51.398 E 003° 58.243
31T E 572611 N 5300821
Quick Description: The old wash house in Tonnere (France) is called La Fosse Dionne
Location: France
Date Posted: 8/18/2005 10:58:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM9D
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member matslin
Views: 119

Long Description:
This places was originally thought to be a fons divona (divine fountain), hence the current name. The algae and fluorescent turquoise color of the water makes this one creepy looking place.
There are many legends associated with this water source that adds to its creepiness factor. One of the legends claims that La Fosse Dionne is bottomless and even now nobody knows where the bottom is. During a 1979 diving expedition a map was made to a depth of only 360 meters.
After several deaths, diving here was forbidden in 1996. Strong currents, lack of visibility, and very tight passages made this the most difficult cave dives in France.
In 1758 La Fosse Dionne was converted into a "Lavoire" (wash house)
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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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