Imagine you are driving through the Alps on your next French holiday and spot a road sign bearing a town name that doesn’t sound at all appropriate enough to be dangling in public.
Welcome to the X-rated and potentially offensive world of France’s foulest and funniest place names.
The Local has scoured the country’s 36,000 towns, cities and villages for the ones that are most likely to make Anglos wince or burst out laughing and certainly get out their cars to take a photo, as we discovered many had done in our hunt for photos.
By way of a friendly warning, certain readers may be offended by some of these words.
The French are also chuckled by many of their own village names which are often rude, bizarre and funny in their own language. Check out this gallery below.