Fountain - Lavoir de La Caranca

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Fountain
  • 19th C
Elevation : 500m
Quartier de la Caranca 06540 Saorge
Water from the "Fontana sourana" (upper fountain) springs in the upper part of the village and feeds the "haut du village" washhouse.
The roof beams are covered with violet lauzes, while the fountain and wash house are made of green stone from Tende. The copper spout continuously discharges the water that the housewives come for in wooden or tinned copper cuttlefish. They meet at the wash-house to wash their laundry and exchange news.
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Location
Fountain - Lavoir de La Caranca
Elevation : 500m
Quartier de la Caranca 06540 Saorge
Spoken languages
  • French
Updated on 31 January 2024 at 16:04
by Office de Tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles
(Offer identifier : 4989898)
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