sorry if this comes up as a double-post, i hit submit and it vanished.
i'm off to france tomorrow night, catching a couple of stages down near pau, including the tourmalet stage. the better half is planning on joining me for that stage and try as i might i can't find any information on the "amenities" up on the mountain. can anybody with experience let me know whether there are portaloos set up, or is it commando for all once you go past the last of the mountainside villages? google searches just tell me about how to hitch your knicks up and get a hand from a teammate at 50kms/h which doesn't help much.