While consumers tend to enjoy dining out and sometimes enjoy being naked at, say, the beach, it may be that the Venn diagram overlap between the two is simply too small. Not all city officials, however, are enthusiastic about the naturist section at Bois de Vincennes as Komites. For now, the Bois de Vincennes nudist zone is just a temporary experiment: Nudists in Paris have long clamored for larger spaces in which to congregate, as public nudity is banned—and punished with fines and jail time—unless it occurs in regulated areas. Arguably, the most intriguing opportunity of nude eating in a restaurant is more symbolic than shrewd. It is seen as clearly depicting a prostitute, a real woman, unlike the dreamy nymphs, religious or historical figures usually featured in art until that time.
And surrendering one's mobile phones and cameras meant your fellow diners weren't going to post your nudes to the 'net. Parisian officials hope that a grassy new section of Bois de Vincennes will make naturists feel more comfortable being clothes-free in the city. Susannah Breslin is a freelance journalist. Share Tweet. Given the size of this group, it makes sense that Paris would allot them a small space to enjoy what is an essentially harmless pursuit; previously, they had to make do with sporadic naked swimming days at one city-run pool.
Invandals deflated a massive sculpture of a tree in Paris's chic Place Vendome by American artist Paul McCarthy that was shaped like a sex toy.
Paris' largest park debuts clothes-free section
Tom Dart Not sure this venture will take off- even in Paris! Nudists in Paris have long clamored for larger spaces in which to congregate, as public nudity is banned—and punished with fines and jail time—unless it occurs in regulated areas. And for decades, the banks of the Seine were a frequent night-time haunt for Parisian gay men, meaning tourists on evening sightseeing boats were occasionally treated to an unexpected show. Martha Pskowski Considering the zone's proximity to a major ornithological reserve, it does seem likely that some birders, while on the lookout for song thrushes, will inadvertently stumble across a throng of tushes.
Nudist restaurant opens in Paris
Security guards responded well, they closed the room and asked her to get dressed," a spokeswoman for the museum told AFP. He cited the case of South African artist Steve Cohen who was found guilty of indecent exposure in after dancing around in front of the Eiffel Tower with a live rooster attached to his penis with a ribbon. Our readers are passionate about learning but choosy with their attention. It should also be pointed out that considerably more lurid things than naked sunbathing have gone on in urban parks ever since their creation. The French are famous for their love of wine, cheese, and—yes—nudity. Staff Writer We need a writer who is as comfortable covering science as they are pop culture.