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Guided tours over the fountains of Villar d'Arène

Come and discover the history of the village, its fountains and its peculiarities

 

The 7 fountains that feed the village are named : 'Fontjirle', 'Fonton', 'Du Four', 'De la cime', 'De la forge', 'De la place' et 'Lavoir St Martin'.

'Depending on their location, and use, they have got different forms and depths: wash-houses, fountains low to feed the garden or give to the animals, high basins for domestic use.'
Heritage signage 'over the water' and a plan - created by the Enseignes of Villar d'Arène - to guide you.'

Source: Madame Martine Albert of the Vannoir of Villar d 'Arène

Duration of visit = 2h
Meet us at the snack bar Le Vannoir in Villar d'Arène

 

Overtures :

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily.
On appointment.

 

 

Le Vannoir


05480 Villar d'Arène

 

Phone : 06 07 99 07 68

Phone : 06 80 61 15 59

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