Why? What's up with the half door, or in many cases, no door? How are people supposed to take a shower without soaking the bathroom floor?
This would work in Japan, where baths are designed to overflow and there's a drain in the middle of the floor. If there's some secret advantage to the French shower design -- better visibility for voyeurs? easier access to one's lover? -- I'd like to know it.
Or maybe there has just been a decades-long shortage of the materials to make shower curtains. Could that be why Napoleon conquered the continent? He famously sent his wife Josephine a message, "I'll be home in three days. Don't bathe." Perhaps that's because he was worried she would cause mildew on the bathroom floor.
Please, please somebody explain French shower design to me.