Who hasn't expereinced this? In France, busting to go to the loo - but not having the cash? Cash? I hear you say, why do you need cash?
In Australia, you'll find public toilets everywhere, mostly clean, and definitely Free... In France, when you're travelling in Paris and other popular tourist destinations, you'll be confronted with either a turn style or an assistant expecting cash.
Everyone has toilet stories after travelling. Here Riana talks about some of her experiences as an expat living in Paris with toileting rules - quite funny really. She makes the point that you will find a range of different toilets around this ancient city, including the Turkish toilet. She also mentions the outdoor experience.....
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Riana doesn' appear to mention the toilet that took my partner and I by surprise - the electric assisted toilet - this is one that has a 'muncher' attached to it. Usually in older hotels that were built before plumbing. The electric motor starts when you flush and it 'munches' things to fit into the old or thin pipes.
If you're looking for some useful advice on toilets in France, here Rick Steves provides some great advice to prepare the novice traveller.
Does anyone else have interesting toilet stories from France? Has anyone ever been confronted by toilets in France with no doors, or mixed gender loos? what about what toilets are called in France? I'd love to hear your stories too!