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Naturists are invited to a giant picnic in Paris

If you’re a fan of shedding your clothes, you may be interested to learn that a giant picnic will be held in a public park in Paris to celebrate the inaugural Journée Parisienne du Naturisme (Parisian Day of Naturism). The event will take place on 24 June at the naturist area of the Bois de Vincennes, east of the French capital.

Naturists at the Bois de Vincennes park in Paris. Image: Bertrand Goay/AFP/Getty Images)

The event is being run by the ANP L’Association des Naturistes de Paris and the plan is that it will be held in future on the last Sunday of June annually. This year, a yoga class will be held at 11.30am followed by the picnic, and the event itself runs from 10am to 6pm. The naturist area at the park opened for two months in 2017, and has re-opened for six months this year, forming part of the city’s “open-minded vision for the use of Parisian public spaces.” The zone is open between 8am and 7.30pm near the park’s bird reserve until October.

The Bois de Vincennes park in Paris has opened an area for nudists. Image: Epicurean

France is currently one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for nudists, with two million naturists visiting its “free beaches” each year. It has a swimming pool in the 12th arrondissement that allows nudity three nights per week, O’naturel is the first naturist restaurant in Paris, there will be a naturists’ clubbing party at Point Ephémère, and earlier this year, visitors could go naked for a day at the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art gallery

The Bois de Vincennes park in Paris has opened an area for nudists. Image: Piotr Marcinski / Eyeem

For further information on the picnic, please see the Facebook event page of ANP L’Association des Naturistes de Paris here.