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The Bachals

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The Bachals in Feissons-sur-Isère

Mairie de Feissons sur Isère

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73260 Feissons-sur-Isère


Until the mid-twentieth Century, except for a few families who have a private source, the majority of feissonnais have to fetch water Bachal (pond) in the area.

The ponds are used for domestic drinking water, they are also use for laundry and as troughs. Once a year, each family gives a working day, called "chore of oven and fountain in the ponds maintenance.

The edge the wash house happens to have a title rock.
The washerwoman on its knees throws the clothes in water, twist it several times and beat it with a wooden beater to spin it as much as possible.