Lavoir des Fontaines (ou petit lavoir)

Natural spring at Chaource

  • Built around 1823, the laundrette des Fontaines, also called "small washhouse", type impluvium, is located in the center of the village. It is powered by a fountain with very clear water. On its south wall is engraved an inscription in Latin "Vivi fontis origo.Ommes sitientis venite adaquas and habetis argentus properate.Isis G 14" which translates as "All thirsty, come to the waters and those who thirst are quenched" . To find the laundry: take the rue des Tanneries and it will be a little...
    Built around 1823, the laundrette des Fontaines, also called "small washhouse", type impluvium, is located in the center of the village. It is powered by a fountain with very clear water. On its south wall is engraved an inscription in Latin "Vivi fontis origo.Ommes sitientis venite adaquas and habetis argentus properate.Isis G 14" which translates as "All thirsty, come to the waters and those who thirst are quenched" . To find the laundry: take the rue des Tanneries and it will be a little further on your left. Enter by the left door, as by the right one