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I'm always intrigued by French bathrooms. Some of them are very primitive while others are over the top.
Luckily, for years we haven't run into Turkish toilets, those are the ones that have a place for a foot on either side of a drain. The expectation is to squat over the drain and take care of business. I don't think most Americans have the thigh muscles for that. Plus, for a woman wearing pants, something is always going to get wet.
The bathrooms are getting more interesting in France.
Here's the bathroom in the Charles de Gaulle airport, the first one I entered when we got to France.
Look at those colors. They will wake you up after a long flight. Plus the doors are nice and tall so you don't have to worry about anyone stealing your bags or purse.
Here's another angle of those same doors and the long trough sink. It's all very modern at the airport.
Bathrooms in hotel rooms are generally small compared to American expectations. We never care because we're there for the fun outside the hotel room, but Americans can be quite surprised.
Here's our bathroom in the Quality Inn on Rue Mouffetard in Paris. You can see that there was very little knee room between the toilet and the wall, and you could fall into the tiny shower straight from the toilet.
We laughed about the tiny bathroom, but since we spent three nights in Paris and the hotel price was included with the airfare, so basically free. We might have considered a Turkish toilet at that price.
At a restaurant in Marseille, I headed down the stairs to the basement, where the toilets are often located. This one included a block of colored light that changed throughout the entire experience.
I felt like I was in a disco.
The French definitely have a lot more fun with their bathrooms than we do in the US.