I am looking for tips or advice re: using bathroom facilities in Paris. I hear that the type and quality can vary greatly and I am looking for the locations of some decent North American style bathrooms with sit on toilets or even handicapped toilets if they exist. I am older and have bad knees so I need to use these kind of toilets. I am serious in case you think I'm joking. We will be in Paris for 3 days only. If you know of the location of any good or at least decent bathrooms please let me know.
:-) Many THANKS to all who have replied to my query. I really appreciate all the valuable tips. Yes I am a woman in my 70s with one knee replaced and another to be potentially done eventually. So, believe it or not, this is an important issue for someone like me. As I am sure many other older women will agree, squatting is absolutely not possible. So I am very glad that the Turkish toilets are not the norm in Paris. Stairs are an issue but at least they are doable.