Free and Clean

Those of you who were in Paris in the 80’s (and even later) probably remember a mythical dance club called Les Bains Douches (public baths) named so because it was located in a former public bath house. What is less known is that there are still public baths in Paris (18, if I counted correctly) and that it is still possible to wash yourself for free in one of them if you don’t have a bathroom of your own (or if you’re homeless). I photographed this one in the 19th arrondissement at Quai de la Gironde.

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