Ooh la la! Paris considers park for people to hang out naked

A new plan has been proposed to give nudists in Paris a dedicated spot where they can strip off in public.The Green Party of Paris is announce proposals for a designated nudist park during a meeting at the Paris city council on Monday. The exact location for the nudist hangout has not been confirmed but some nudists have been sharing their ideas. Jacques Frimont, vice president of the Association for the Promotion of Naturism in Liberty, proposed a designated area at the Daumesnil lake in Bois de Vincennes in the east of the city. This is the same lake the government plans to transform into a public swimming zone by 2019. Nudist groups in the city have complained of the pressure of overcrowding on existing nudist facilities in the city. For example, the Roger Le-Gall swimming pool in the 12th arrondissement allows nudity on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, but members complain of cramped conditions. ‘There were 150 of us on Wednesday night,’ Denis Porquet, a member of the Nudist Association of Paris, told the 20 Minutes newspaper. The group’s members have had to hire out other spots such as bowling alleys, archery clubs and restaurants. According to French law, nudists can potentially be hit with a €15,000 fine or face the prospect of one year in prison. London’s first nudist restaurant opened earlier this year – and it boasted 46,000 people on its waiting list. Only open for three months, Bunyadi claimed it offered ‘pure liberation’, offering the experience of eating in its ‘purest’ form. Source Daily Mail]]>

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