Bâteau-Lavoirs

Two wash-boats remain, one of which is moored to Quai Paul-Boudet. These stationary vessels were used from 1880 to 1960 by housewives to beat their washing on the planks that surrounded them; the huge tanks made it possible to boil and wring the washing.

Useful information

Address:

Quai Paul-Boudet, 53000 Laval

Phone:

+33 2 53 74 12 50

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

open to visitors Jul-Aug: 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm - closed Mon

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