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Author:  Liza [ Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  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. :)

Author:  DauphineJewelry [ Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  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.

Author:  baron de batz [ Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  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! :)

Author:  Marija Vera [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:16 pm ]
Post subject:  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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