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 Toilets and toilet paper 
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Post Toilets and toilet paper
Hi everyone,
I have read/heard a lot of conflicting information about toilets in 18th century France.
I know a lot of people simply relieved themselves in the streets, and they had chamber pots, but what about other sorts of things, like chairs with holes in them, etc.
And what about differences between the "toilet habits" of the wealthy, as opposed to the poor?
And what about toilet paper?? Any ideas?
Thanks, all comments much appreciated. :)


Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:22 pm
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Post Re: Toilets and toilet paper
The 18th centuary saw the first flushing toilet, but only as a luxury.

http://www.shinystyle.tv/2008/09/bregue ... _to_m.html

Scroll down and you will see MA own toilet in the Trianon.

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Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:27 pm
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Post Re: Toilets and toilet paper
Dauphine wrote:

Scroll down and you will see MA own toilet in the Trianon


I've even sat on it! :)

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Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:21 pm
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Post Re: Toilets and toilet paper
Very interesting topic and I have a perfect book but first I need to translate it as it is in French. I was always interested in the 18th century hygiene and the accurate details about the every day life so I bought some perfect books and I will try to post some information as soon as possible.

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Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:16 pm
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