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"The French Toilet" According to Brits...

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Last night on Coronation Street one character was making remarks about some B&B some place and waxing un-romantic about 'with a "French toilet".

Now I had never heard of a French Toilet before in any context but here is what at least some Brits call the "French Toilet" - something you would never ever seen in civilized Britain I think.

Well images above are of the "French Toilet" which though still can be seen throughout France you see less and less - the French call them "Turkish Toilets" or Vespasieenes - named for the Emperor Vespasienne who I guess was instrumental in their evolution.

Well here is a rundown of various toilet in France - IME of many French toilets some in even fairly well off homes stink to high Hell - the toilet stool is almost always in a room by itself with the bathroom adjoining for washing, etc.

And the TP in some houses is vertually no ply!

So in France the toilets there are often a real let down - at least for Brits and Americans!

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