When out on the town in Paris you must be aware of the bathroom situation. When you walk into a french public restroom look directly to your right, not streight forward. Directly in front of you behind what can scarcely be considered a wall are the men’s urinals. Do not be surprised either if while you are washing your hands, which is a good idea being that Paris bathrooms are reputed to be extremely filthy, that some drunkard may come and “whip it out” right in your general vicinity. Essentially most bathrooms are actually inside of the wonderful “foyer” in separate little rooms of male and female. Also, all of the toilet paper in France is Pink. I’m not sure of the reason for this but it is EVERYWHERE. Also do not be shocked when you go to flush, there is no handle. The pluming here is different to where there is a double button on the top of the tank. When you’ve washed your hands (hopefully without a free show) be prepared to shake them like a Sheppard’s hound because in France they care so much for the environment that paper towels are a faux-pas and obviously there is just no room for an electric hand dryer.
And though it is not often it is not uncommon to encounter a turkish style toilet in your travels here.
And there is a little bit of france that you won’t learn on the Travel Chanel.