It is a well known fact, that France has always been the home of elegant and sophisticated things. The modern word “bidet” originated from the French – “Bidet”. The modern French dictionary has two meanings of this word: the first one refers to a child toy-horse, the second one means device for intimate washing. Well, initially it had only one meaning.
In the fifteenth century the Italian Renaissance changed the period of Middle Ages in France. It brought the long-forgotten antique hygienic rules. Washing was considered a sin for a long time and it’s hard to believe, but people took bath not more than once in three months and with their underwear on. And only after a while the grand ladies and women from cities started to take care not only about the purity of their soul before God but also about the cleanness of their bodies.
It was the time when the accessories of the modern toilets appeared in their rooms. A small bath narrow in the middle, so that you can sit more conveniently, was set up on the four-legged wooden base… The water was poured out of the jug.
A long time passed. The construction had not changed...