Wash houses

wash house Meuse

Wash-houses – lavoirs

A Lavoir is a public place set aside for the washing of clothes. Communal washing places were common in Europe until industrial washing was introduced, and they in turn were replaced by launderettes. Lavoirs are commonly sited on a spring or beside or set over a river. Many Lavoirs are provided with roofs for shelter. With the coming of piped water supplies and modern drainage, lavoirs have been steadily falling into disuse although a number of communities have restored ancient lavoirs some of which date back to the 10th Century. read more

video designer webcam vineyard Merovigian Mort Homme Dagobert II wood cycling courses honey Walfroy Villécloye church sculpure Fresnois Kaisertunnel fleamarket puppets beef destroyed village Avioth cycling Azannes Jean-Claude Servais first world war ossuary cartonist Castle Battlefields by bike Orval Duzey river lake Merovingers concrete village Stenay citadel victory Velosnes painter monestry first word war Doulcon storks Princerie ligne 14-18 wildcat september Montsec walk Vaucouleurs WW I bike deer cemetry open air museum hill Sléziak Montmédy trench fortification Chassepierre villages cyclinbg course beekeeping felt Muzeray Rimbaud Americain attraction parc Montmédy-Haut Calcareous grassland Meuse-Argonne world war I peace center Charmois rental monument biologic woods american Mouzon cycling couse cycling course Marville view Street Art Festival bunker Belgium butte Felis silvestris chapel walking wash-house Beaulieu-en-Argonne Liny-devant-dun Dagobert Nautic Mouzay Domrémy august Barrois Saint-Mihiel fort museum Bayonets Alain Fournier Metz Raccoon cow Montfaucon-d'Argonne first wordwar Haute chevauchée hiking Othe apples Sedan destroyed Jules Bastien-Lepage Dun-Haut Dun-sur-meuse hermitage Vaux Joan of Arc Christmas art Meuse Vittarville centre mondial modern art Sivry-sur-Meuse mai Vauqouis Bar-le-Duc moderne kunst château Village Merovingian Douaumont lavoir open air festival Festival farm old crafts cemetery Camp Germans Honey Buzzard vieux metiers Saint Hilaire wine lac madine abbey St. Hilaire roe deer bird sacred art Nature Reserve nature Ipoustéguy Damvillers Villy-la-Ferté Luzy-St.Martin marionettes Ardennes Vauban boot trip Amel les epargnes Romagne-sous-Montfaucon basilica canons fox Mortemart Verdun wild boar Marguerre monuments Lachalade Luxembourg bees palais bus City tour beer Torgny fountain sculpture Louppy-sur-Loison Charleville-Mézières Boat writer Mont-devant-Sassey Esnes

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.