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La Fontaine aux Lepreux

Rue Pasteur, 39100 Dole, France
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Underground lavoir

The name apparently comes from 1636 when the town was under siege for 80 days during the ten years... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
angie c
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Queensland, Australia
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Secret Dole

Unexpected place behind the city. Strangely named 'fontaine aux lépreux" as it only was utilized to... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Nfcor
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Dole, France
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  • Average8%
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Jul 6, 2018
“Underground lavoir”
Apr 10, 2017
“Secret Dole”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Rue Pasteur, 39100 Dole, France
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The name apparently comes from 1636 when the town was under siege for 80 days during the ten years war (Franche Comté v the kingdom of France). The lepers were made to wash their clothes in the water before being allowed in. As the water...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Unexpected place behind the city. Strangely named 'fontaine aux lépreux" as it only was utilized to wash the linen.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Despite being on the tourist map, this site is a little hard to find. It is cool and shady, a nice break on a sunny day. Apparently, it was used as a laundry and is similar to other such sites in the region.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The now-below ground pool (never used by lepers and not a fountain, either really) is interesting just for a look.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Basically, you walk done a path covered by buildings. Perhaps a better description would be a tunnel, down to an old bathing or water collection pool fed by a stream. it is old. Not recommended for wading.

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