Editor’s note: Paris is known for being the worst “bathroom” city in the world. Parisians, until a year ago, usually pissed on the Holocaust Memorial behind Notre Dame. It had nothing to do with hating Jews, it was dark there and the location was good.
You could count functioning public pay toilet machines on the fingers of one hand for a city of 6 million.
You don’t, however, piss on the streets on the Isle of St. Louis. You have to cross the Seine and piss under a bridge or against a church someplace.
The Guardian needs to grow up a bit.g
A set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals that have been introduced to the streets of Paris is a provoking uproar among residents.
One of the bright-red “urinoirs” installed on the Île Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame Cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has caused particular indignation.
Residents and businesses have written to the town hall to demand its removal and are planning a petition.
“There’s no need to put something so immodest and ugly in such an historic spot,” said Paola Pellizzari, 68, owner of a Venetian art store.
“It’s beside the most beautiful townhouse on the island, the Hôtel de Lauzun, where Baudelaire lived,” she said, referring to the 19th-century French poet.
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