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JesuscR

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Hello, I plan to do Le Puy-Cahors in September. In order not to bring a lot of clothes I would like to know if all the Gites have a washer and dryer.
Thank you!!!
 
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If I remember correctly, many had washing machines, some had dryers, but not all. You might have to hang your clothes on a clothes line for drying sometimes (common practice).

I usually hand wash my clothes, so I could remember wrong. Washing by hand is always a solution. No need to carry many clothes.

Usually one set to wear, one set to wash is enough. Some bring a third set ("one to wear, one to wash, one to spare").

If your clothes are quick drying (like merino or some synthetics), they should be dry by morning.

Bon chemin!
 

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These appliances are the property of the owner. Maybe a kind ask might get your stuff washed, but honestly how often does some random person come to your house to do their laundry. A hand wash and a line dry works everywhere else until go get to a larger town with a laundromat
 

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You say you're not accustomed to doing laundry? Or perhaps you don't know how to hand wash your clothes? Never used a clothesline in your life?
Walking the Le Puy route will teach many lessons. The norm is to wash out your attire from the day (wardrobe #1) upon arrival, and immediately hang to dry. You wear clean dry clothes (wardrobe #2) to dinner and possibly to bed, as well as the next morning. Be sure to collect your dry clothes off the line before retiring for the evening, lest a stray overnight shower undo your hard work.
Remember your will be in shared lodgings - could be 6, or 16, or 26. And there will be only one appliance. Often there is only a spinner and not an actual dryer -- but the weather is so warm and sunny that things dry very quickly anyhow.
 
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JesuscR

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You say you're not accustomed to doing laundry? Or perhaps you don't know how to hand wash your clothes? Never used a clothesline in your life?
Walking the Le Puy route will teach many lessons. The norm is to wash out your attire from the day (wardrobe #1) upon arrival, and immediately hang to dry. You wear clean dry clothes (wardrobe #2) to dinner and possibly to bed, as well as the next morning. Be sure to collect your dry clothes off the line before retiring for the evening, lest a stray overnight shower undo your hard work.
Remember your will be in shared lodgings - could be 6, or 16, or 26. And there will be only one appliance. Often there is only a spinner and not an actual dryer -- but the weather is so warm and sunny that things dry very quickly anyhow.
I have washed by hand many times... But I have the bad habit of hostels in Spain where almost all of them have a washer and dryer... I know that the Le Puy route is not as crowded as Spain and has less services, but I will adapt to the place.
Thanks for your reply.
 

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