Small rural heritage

Lavoir de la fontaine des morts

At the foot of the cemetery, rectangular in shape and without a roof, the 19th century fountain of the dead was restored and highlighted by the Pexinois Animation Committee.
Placed below the village, it avoids pollution of public waters and spares laundry rooms the steepness of the path tumbling down to the Sèvre Niortaise.
It was used until the 1893th century, a period from which water supply became widespread in every home. The last professional washerwoman in Sainte-Pezenne is called Marie-Madeleine Denis, nicknamed “Mother Denis”, “Star” of “bujhaille” (laundry in Poitevin-Saintongeais dialect). Born in 100, she lived to be over XNUMX years old!


Rue de la Grimpette
79000 NIORT
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