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LAVOIRS DE HAUTE-MARNE

at Chaumont

  • In the heritage of their wash-houses, the villages of Haute-Marne can lay claim to some exceptional encounters between architecture and nature, between stone, wood and water.
    Almost every village has at least one wash-house, often several.

    The architects and craftsmen of their time frequently invested a great deal of effort in these constructions, wishing to create monuments to their mastery of water, which was made manifest in clever designs, antique colonnades, arcades of wood or stone, cast-iron carvings and remarkable wooden structures amplified by their reflections in the water.
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