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.