Lonely Planet Writer

Paris gallery hosts special day for nudists

A contemporary art museum in Paris held  a one-off special event for nudists to wander the gallery without their clothing this week.

People take part in a nudist visit of the 'Discorde, Fille de la Nuit' season exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.  Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
People take part in a nudist visit of the 'Discorde, Fille de la Nuit' season exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The 160 tickets for the gallery event were snapped up in two days. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The 160 tickets for the gallery event were snapped up in two days. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The event was organised by the Paris Naturists Association.  Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The event was organised by the Paris Naturists Association. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
All clothing had to be left in the cloakroom beforehand. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
All clothing had to be left in the cloakroom beforehand. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
 The association called the event “a historic moment for our capital”.  Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The association called the event “a historic moment for our capital”. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
France is currently one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for nudists with some two million naturists visiting its “free beaches” each year.  Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
France is currently one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for nudists with some two million naturists visiting its “free beaches” each year. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
Aside from a swimming pool in the 12th arrondissement which allows nudity three nights a week, Paris has nowhere for nudists to hang out. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
Aside from a swimming pool in the 12th arrondissement which allows nudity three nights a week, Paris has nowhere for nudists to hang out. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
Nudist groups in Paris, who have been renting out spaces such as restaurants, spas and bowling alleys for upcoming gatherings, have been complaining about overcrowding at events. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
Nudist groups in Paris, who have been renting out spaces such as restaurants, spas and bowling alleys for upcoming gatherings, have been complaining about overcrowding at events. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
Paris is also expected to welcome Bunyadi, a naked pop-up restaurant, soon following its successful trial in London. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
Paris is also expected to welcome Bunyadi, a naked pop-up restaurant, soon following its successful trial in London. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The mayor’s office is  keen to back the idea of a dedicated nudist area in Paris.  Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty
The mayor’s office is keen to back the idea of a dedicated nudist area in Paris. Image: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/Getty