Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paris approves plan for first nudist park where locals and tourists can let it all hang out

The nudist park could open as early as next summer and lawmakers are considering two wooded areas on the city's outskirts as a possible location.
Bois de Vincennes is being looked at as a possible location.
Paris is planning to open its first official nudist park where locals and tourists can bare all.

The French capital's council approved the proposal to set up an area for nudists in an existing park as early as next summer.

Two wooded areas that are being considered as a possible location are the Bois de Boulogne on Paris' western outskirts and the eastern Bois de Vincennes, the city's largest public park.

David Belliard, the Green party member who tabled the proposal with two fellow lawmakers, told AFP there is a demand for a nudist park as two million French people practise naturism and there is nowhere for them to bare all in Paris.
Under current law in Paris nudism is considered indecent exposure.
Deputy Mayor Bruno Julliard said France is the world's most popular destination for nudists thanks to more than 100 beaches where clothing is optional.

The Conseil de Paris must now choose a location.

Julliard said the nudist park would be in a "regulated setting" near a lake.

Before the vote he pointed to the success of nudist areas in cities such as Berlin, adding: "We need to find the right place and we don't want to upset anyone or ruffle feathers."

Nudists' only public outlet in Paris appears to be a swimming pool in the 12th arrondissement, where they can swim naked three times a week in the late evening.

Under current law nudism is considered indecent exposure and punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of €15,000 (£13,000), France24 reported.

Paris has banned a bottom-only bikini known as the monokini and thongs from public places.

Culled from www.mirror.co.uk
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