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Washhouse of Villerville

Lavoir Square


The wash house of Villerville dates from the end of the XNUMXth century, when the village developed thanks to the arrival of tourists and the rise of the railway.
Until the years 1830-1840, Villerville was only a small town with half-timbered houses, bordered by a stream called the Douet. Running water then does not exist. It was not until 1892, when the Countess of Landal gave up a plot of land to build the market place and a washhouse, that the first hygiene measures appeared. The wash house has a modest architecture typical of the XNUMXth century with a frame covered with slates resting on broad cast iron feet. The roof goes around the washhouse and is open on the central part, allowing rainwater to be collected.

Washhouse of Villerville -