La Planche Washhouse

  • Lavoir de la Planche
  • Lavoir de la Planche
Lavoir de la PlancheLavoir de la Planche


Life in the hamlets used to revolve around the washhouses. Along with the cafés, they were places to meet. The local women would come here to rinse their laundry and catch up on the village news.
This is a good example of a straightforward, functional building. While stone was reserved for prestigious buildings, the washhouse is made of less costly materials. The concrete basin is surrounded by concrete panel walls. The building is partially covered by a roof which was restored to its original appearance when a single sheet of metal roofing was replaced by a double-slope roof of fish-scale tiles. This technique is typically used on local buildings.
Période(s) d'ouvertureAll year round, daily.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Wash house


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La Planche Washhouse
Chemin de la Planche
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Lavoir de la Planche
Chemin de la Planche
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.635093
Longitude : 5.471706
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