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Post 13. Basin of the Place des Lavandières

Dated 1919, this basin was used by washerwomen of the village and to bring animals to drink.

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Inside the basin, one can see the small ledge on which women supported their washing boards. The largest portion of the basin was used to wash the laundry and the smaller part for rinsing. A regulation prohibited washing before 8 am and after 4pm, so that the water would be clean and safe for the livestock.

Northeast of the basin, observe the old house with its small windows. A legend says that one morning in 1600, six dead were taken from this house, victims of the plague.

 

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The next location on the tour is just behind the basin.