Did you know … that ‘hotel de ville’ is not a French hotel?

Ah … the woes of not understanding a language very well!   One Friday night, a British tourist  dropped into  the hotel de ville in the small town of Dannemarie in France thinking it was a hotel. The tourist wanted to check into the ‘hotel’ but finding no-one at the reception desk, she used the toilet.

Unfortunately for her, she did not realise that hotel de ville actually means ‘town hall’.  So, whilst she was in the toilet, the officials in the building finished their meeting, locked the door and left for the night.

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