An Easier Way For Frenchmen To “Oui Oui”

A French company has installed very open, very public, standing urinals throughout Pari. The urinoirs allow men to walk up, unzip, and urinate into what looks like a mailbox. Not. Creepy. At. All.

A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

One of the bright red “urinoirs” installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has caused particular indignation.

The designer of the “Uritrottoir” – a combination of the French words for urinal and pavement – said it offered an “eco solution to public peeing”. The device is essentially a box with an opening in the front and a floral display on top, containing straw which transforms into compost for use in parks and gardens.

One wonders if the urinoirs accommodate men of all sizes. I mean, if you have a rowboat instead of a cruise ship, you may be forced to get dangerously close to the mailbox.

5 thoughts on “An Easier Way For Frenchmen To “Oui Oui”

  1. Proof – Although in Paris, the barbarians invaded from other garbage-friendly countries.

    TXNick – Urine is not something you want on your sidewalks, but it’s better than feces.

    Cathy – Maybe they can attach a funnel and long tube to the men’s urinals?


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