Avert your eyes: French Bathrooms

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.




About Emilie

I'm a small girl with big ambitions and very little common sense it seems. I decided after I graduated from college that I would move from my little city of Lafayette Louisiana to the raging monster city that is Paris. In 4 months of planning I have now uprooted everything I had in an amazing town to live in a truly wild place where I have no idea WHAT I am going to do. But isn't that the fun of it all. So here is cheers to getting lost, breaking hearts, starving, and many wonderful adventures that come along with finding yourself.
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4 Responses to Avert your eyes: French Bathrooms

  1. Katherine says:

    Nasty!! Don’t think I’d enjoy that part of France. Hope you brought plenty of hand sanitizer!!!

  2. 5rojasbecky says:

    What does the A+ means at the end of your posts??

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