How many of these lavoir exists? In France and worldwide? estimations?
It looks to me that these are very rare. If that is the case maybe the following can be used:
- In france, i estimated over 25 000 lavoirs. But in the rest of the world, i don't know. In the undeveloped country, the lavoirs are still in service. That's why historic=* does not seem appropriate. --Zoubiddaaa 19:12, 27 August 2010 (BST)
Bateaux-lavoirs (Lavoir boats)
Please translate into English
All tags should be in English -- please verify the spelling and meaning of words in an online dictionary. Is "lavoir" some kind of a public self-serve hand-wash laundry facility? --T99 08:21, 20 June 2011 (BST)
- For the exact definition, you can have a look on Lavoir on Wikipedia. The translation could be "laundry" or "wash house". Laundry seems to be too much generic, whereas wash house looks like a more exact translation. So, why not amenity=wash_house ? --PanierAvide 09:29, 20 June 2011 (BST)
- "wash house" is not a lavoir, a lavoir is use for rinse. He must be used for rinse a fruits, a clothes or a animals. Zoubiddaaa 09:58, 20 June 2011 (BST)
I do not agree and feel comfortable with wash_house which is the exact translation. The "lavoirs" in Burgundy are used both to wash with soap, and then rince. They are exactly used the same way as wash houses in England. So I do not agree with the addition of a French word when there is the exact equivalent in English.
Now days ?
I've read, trying to quickly find a solution (11 lavoirs in my village). There is two threads on [OSM-Talk-fr] and one on german one, and no solution. The most appropriate issue I found is to tag building (building=yes, history=lavoir, roof, shelter, access, ...), because it is; add a multipolygone (name=lavoir), with water, if there is natural=water, water=reservoir.
But As Zoubiddaaa said, it's not a "wash house", it's not a house, it's maybe a "wash place", I don't know them. They often have an access from the street (usually public).