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Short History of Blanchisseuse

 

Wikipedia's history of Blanchisseuse


Blanchisseuse Meaning:  Washer woman (laundress)
Origin: French

Mapping of Blanchisseuse
North – the Caribbean sea
East – the madamas river
West –mitchell Trace
South – the 1 mile mark from Arima (calvary Junction)


The French settled in Blanchisseuse in 1783
In 1797 Malef mapped Blanchisseuse

Blanchisseuse Folklore

Like it's people, in Blanchisseuse can be found multicultural Legends and stories. These are just some of the spirits that is said to roam Blanchisseuse in the days of old.

Papa Bois ( Protector of the forest): The protector of the forest, can morph into any animal or person but usually takes the form of an old man with a long beard.

Douen (spirit of the un christened child): Douens are said to steal the young children of the village that have not be christened by pretending to be a friend.

Soucouyant (Blood Sucker): At night a ball of fire can be seen flying through the skies and sucks the blood of her prey. She is said to be an old woman of the village who changes her shape at night by pulling of her skin and sucking the blood of her victims while they are asleep in order to keep her youth.

Great Places to Visit

 

 

Spring Bridge

The Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge has been around for a number of years and is one of the most visited sites in Blanchisseuse. It can hold up to 3 tons and is located on the Paria Main Rd, Upper Village Blanchisseuse.

 

Churchbell

 

 

Church Bell

The Roman Catholic Church Bell was donated by The British in 1835. This Bell can be heard ringing as a source of alarm or notification in Blanchisseuse.

 

River

 

 

Marrianne River

The Marrianne River is one of the most beautiful places in Blanchisseuse to visit. It's a the perfect place for outdoor fun, being the place where the river connects the seas, the course of the river is everchanging. Almost every time you visit it's like being there for the first time.

 

100steps

 

 

100 Steps

The 100 steps start from the bottom of Paria Main and lead right up to Paradise. These steps brings great pride to Blanchisseuse and is a "must stop" while on the way to the Spring Bridge or Marianne River.

 

Transportation:

Maxi Taxi: At the corner of Gorge and Prince St. Port of Spain

Time: anytime

Cost: $15.00 tt ....$2.50 us

 

PTSC Bus: City Gate, South Quay, Port of Spain

Time: 4.00 am, 8.30am, 12.30pm, 5.00pm

Cost: $8.00 tt ..... $1.30us

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