Crémieu Washhouse

  • Lavoir de Crémieu
  • Lavoir de Crémieu
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As you enter the town from the Fusa gorges, you'll see a washhouse that dates from the very end of the 19th century. Its impressive dimensions make it the biggest washhouse in the region!
It has a rectangular layout and a low brick wall built on limestone foundations. Because of its size, it is supported by twelve columns on each side along its length and four at each end, including two double columns in the corners. These bush-hammered limestone columns are topped with square capitals.
This appears to be the only washhouse in Crémieu, as the River Vaux served this purpose when it used to flow below the ramparts. Some old wash stones can be seen near the gate, Porte de la Loi.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Wash house
  • Period :
    • 19th C
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  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
Crémieu Washhouse
Ruelle du Lavoir
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Lavoir de Crémieu
Ruelle du Lavoir
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.722932
Longitude : 5.252411
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