The free, self-cleaning Sanisette toilets are ubiquitous in Paris (the 420 cubicles are apparently used over three million times a year), but all too often you’ll find these generic metallic boxes are ‘in use’ or simply out of service. That’s where the app Où Faire Pipi À Paris (‘Where to Pee in Paris’) comes in handy, guiding you towards other free-to-use public toilets located in all types of public spaces EXCEPT along the major boulevards. From parks and libraries to hospitals and cemeteries, this app gives you a good excuse to pop in somewhere you’d never normally think of visiting.
How does it work? It’s only available in French, but is still easy to use for non-native speakers. On the home page, choose between the list of ‘All Toilets’ and the ‘Map of Paris’. Once on the map, click on a specific arrondissement to investigate the various loos in your vicinity. For each one, the app-makers include information on the building and opening times.
Availability: €0.99 on iOS