La Vie en France #10: Finding Suitable Places for Ladies to Pee


War-Time German Postcard:  Caption Reads “A Height Record for the Air Ship Service”


After completing his first two tours with female clients, the Webmaster is again reminded that hiking the battlefields of rural France is much easier for men than for women.  Men can simply walk behind a bush or tree to urinate.  Anatomically speaking, the same is true–but a bit more complicated–for women.  However, American women tend to see this as an option of last resort.  Thus, from a male point of view, hours of precious battlefield time are “lost” taking women to places where they can urinate more comfortably.  A list of suitable facilities is printed below.  The Webmaster would appreciate any additions to the list below:


Locations of Public Restrooms in the Meuse-Argonne / Verdun / St. Mihiel Regions

The American Cemeteries at Romagne and Thiaucourt

In the Parking lot of the Oussaire at Douaumont

At Hypermarket Cora in Verdun

  • Because it has a cafeteria, it has to have a public toilet.  See below.
  • Also, it’s large enough to “sneak in” without being detected.

At the Aires (rest areas) on the AutoRoute  (Very Helpful.  See La Vie en France #9.)

The Romagne ’14 – ’18 Museum

Restaurants / Bars / Cafes / Salon de The

  • The trick is finding one in the country (even larger towns) that is open when needed.
  • Also, etiquette dictates that one sits down and orders something before rushing off to the toilet.
  • This is very different than the American tradition of rushing into the McDonald’s at the next highway exit, using the restroom, and not purchasing anything.


No Public Restrooms

Stores that don’t serve food don’t have to offer a pubic restroom.

The same is true for gas stations that are not on the AutoRoute.

The U.S. Memorials at Montfaucon and Montsec

The Memorial (Museum) at Fleury

  • It has a restroom, but it is well inside the museum.



Final note, the Webmaster has to state that this post is not a condemnation of his female clients or his wife’s complaints over the years.  It is meant to be both a warning and an aid for the males who want to spend every moment of daylight on the battlefield.