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A municipal shower

Municipal showers, also known as "bains-douches" : a French municipalities' public hygiene service, born at the end of the 19th century, intended for people who had no access to running water.

Over the years, this service has established itself both as a public health and social solidarity matter. Embodying this need for solidarity is the Paul Bert center, settled nowadays in the heart of Bordeaux.

Municipal showers, witnesses and actors of the 20th century's great social transformations, a documentary by Philippe Jamet broadcast on France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine.


Data sheet

Poster of A municipal shower

A documentary written and directed by Philippe Jamet

Production : Anne Fredon

Image : Sébastien Brisard, Jérémy Lesquelen, Antoine Laura

Sound : Jean-Jacques Vogelbach

Editing : Xavier Cabanel

Original music : Pascal Ducourtioux

With the participation of the CNC, Procirep and Angoa-Agicoa