American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually mooning each other you know, on the beachwe're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline skinny-dipping. Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity.
Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Fancy getting naked in Paris? Now you've got official permission -- thanks to a new nudist zone recently opened in the city's Bois de Vincennes park.
I'll be spending three days in Dinan and Mont St. Michel before driving back to Paris. I'm wondering if there are any topless or nude beaches to visit either while there or on the road back to paris?
By Kelby Carr. France is a country where going naked is second nature. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country.
As opposed to the classic image of naturism being a spontaneous stripping-off in summer on the beach, sprawling naked beside a river, or skinny dipping in a mountain lake, this practice finds ways of regularly enjoying a nudist lifestyle amidst the city chaos. The Naturist Association in Pariswhich has existed sincehas always had a solid membership base. However, it is only in the past three years that numbers have started to explode with more and more locals joining in on their activities.
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If dining naked in Paris seemed like a good idea to you, you are no longer in luck. O'naturelthe city's premier—and only—naked restaurant is closing. Conde Nast Traveler reports that after a month run, the high-concept-low-clothing theme establishment has discovered that, for some incomprehensible reason, it turns out people don't want to eat naked in public.
But this is the beauty of France. Voila the eternal paradox. Also remember that nudity in public places can risk a one year jail sentence or a 10, Euro ticket.
Good news for French nudists : You'll no longer have to travel all the way to a nude beach to be clothes-free in public. According to the BBCcity officials have designated part of a Paris public park, the Bois de Vincennes, as a clothing-optional zone. Those taking advantage of the experimental space are expected to abide by a displayed charter of "good behavior," and exhibitionism and voyeurism are strictly prohibited.
This list of social nudity places in Europe is a list of places where social nudity is practiced for recreation in Europe. It includes free beaches or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches and some resorts. Naturism is popular in Austria, with social nudity places typically indicated by FKK signs.