Wash houses

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(Saulieu's wash house during the biennal of modern art)

In the countryside, women went to the wash houses with

laundry on their wheelbarrow. They were kneeled in wooden

case (triolo) filled with straw or cloth soap they clothes.

The different wash houses : Molphey (XIXe s.), 

Saint-Didier-en-Morvan (Maison Baude),

Saint-Andeux (2 wash houses),

Saint-Léger-de-Fourches, Saulieu (1764,le lavoir du faubourg de Boignard),

Thoisy-la-Berchère (3 lavoirs) and Vrilly. 

Rural heritage

Discover our typical timber-framed house from the XIVth century. You will also find typical houses from the Morvan : a sober style with details, made of a local stone (the granite).                                                                        

Others curiosities :

- Mills : Saint-Germain-de-Modéon, Saint-Andeux

- Ovens : Molphey (2 ovens), La-Motte-Ternant (lime kiln). The lime was used to enrich Morvan's ground.

- Fountains : Villargoix, Saulieu (XVIIIe s.)

- Imperial milestone : Rouvray, Saulieu (XIXe s.)

- Famous cafés : Café Kira à Rouvray, Café Parisien à Saulieu (XIXe s.)

- Sawmill : Scierie Capitain (06 81 38 89 10 | 21210 Champeau-en-Morvan), Mr. Capitain welcomes you in his workshop to shows how he works. Open every monday or by appointment.

Churches and holy heritage

Besides Saint-Andoche basilica, Saulieu has a church with a very original wood shingle roof (Saint-Saturnin church).

Rouvray's Saint-Didier church dates back to the XVth century.

Saint-Andéol church of Saint-Andeux (XVIth century.) have a big pyramid-shaped-roof tower.

The ancient church of Saint-Léger-de-Fourches (XIth century) nearby Champeau-en-Morvan have been rebuilt during the XIXth century.

La-Motte-Ternant's Saint-Martin church (XIe s.) was formerly a chapel (reworked at XIVth century). This church is a mix between Caroligian and Roman heritage.

At Saint-Germain-de-Modéon remains church from the XVIIIth century.


You can admire the private castles of La-Motte-Ternant, La-Roche-en-Brenil, Saint-Andeux (XVe s.), Villargoix (XIIIe s.), Thoisy-la-Berchère (XVe s.) and Saint-Léger-de-Fourches.

At La-Motte-Ternant you can find the vestiges of the Gabrielle d’Estrée's tower : this castle would have belong to a Henri IV's mistress.

André PERROTIN museum

Located in a unoccupied classroom of La-Roche-En-Brenil, the museum exhibits maquettes made by M.Perrotin and many pictures.

This exhibition shows how the place grew this last century.

To visit : 03 80 64 71 79  - Free

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