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Fountains and wash-houses

The « Pays des 7 Rivières » can be proud of its fountains and wash houses.

Thanks to the abundance of rivers and springs, dwellers were able to build so many fountains and wash-houses. Stressed by demographic development in 18e and 19e century, fountains and wash-houses became a priority for health and hygiene.

Forms of fountains and wash-houses depends on the imagination of architectes.

Fontaine de Thiénans

Wash-house of Etuz.
Remarkable for its structure. Built in 1845 by Pierre Marnotte and composed of 2 wash basins in a temple form with 28 columns in ionic style, this is the only example of this type in the Haute-Saône. It’s a classified monument.

Fontenois-les-Montbozon wash-house
This wash house is specific with its circular form covered by a dome and a zinc cap and mounted by one meter high spinning top, which often decorated wash houses in the past (Louis Well, 1830)

Oiselay wash-house
Impressive architecture for this wash-house (Mr Cornuty, 1831)

La Malachère wash-house
It distinguishes itself by a sober style and a round washing place surmounted by a roof which is a real carpenter’s artwork. (Pierre Duret, 1831)

You’ll be able to discover all of those building over water.



FOUNTAIN OF LA MALACHERE

FOUNTAIN OF LA MALACHERE

It distances itself by a sober style with a circular fountain put on by a finely worked roof. (1832 of Duret)


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70190 LA MALACHERE

FOUNTAIN OF OISELAY

FOUNTAIN OF OISELAY

Impressive fountain serlienne (Cornuty, on 1831). It is characterized by a waisted bay, flanked by two straight bays establishing the facade pine...


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70190 OISELAY ET GRACHAUX

FOUTAIN OF FONTENOIS LES MONTBOZON

FOUTAIN OF FONTENOIS LES MONTBOZON

This fountain becomes famous for its circular shape covered with a dome and with a zinc cap, surmounted by a top of more than one meter high covering...


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70230 FONTENOIS LES MONTBOZON

WASHING HOUSE OF ETUZ

WASHING HOUSE OF ETUZ

He can call by his configuration. Built in 1845 by Pierre Marnotte, it consists in two washhouses temples "périptère" in 28 columns of Ionic order,...


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70190 ETUZ



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