But in the age of space-saving and quick showers, the bidet is seen as increasingly old-fashioned and outmoded in the country where it was invented. French DIY forums are full of questions discussing how to remove them, and French contractors will tell you that the demand for a bidet is less and less common with younger people. Right now in Paris, someone is ripping out a fixture of the French salle de bain, leaving it to languish on a sidewalk or in a courtyard as seen here.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com