City officials have set aside a reserved space for naturists in this grassy public space. The nudist area is a temporary experiment — open daily from August 31 to October 15, 2017.
Signs have been put up to warn passersby of what’s going on. Officials say they are committed to ensuring the nudity and tranquility of the naturists will be respected. Voyeurism will not be tolerated.
‘It’s a real joy’
A naked man enjoys the sun in the newly opened space for naturists at the Bois de Vincennes park in Paris.
“It’s a real joy,” says Julien Claude-Penegry, a member of the association.
The group bathes naked in Roger Le Gall swimming pool three times a week, works out au naturel in the gym and practices nude group aerobics.
Visitors to the park are greeted with signs informing them they are entering the nudist area.
“The provision of a space in the Bois de Vincennes where the practice of naturism will be allowed is part of an open vision of the use of public spaces in Paris,” adds Komites.
Bois de Vencennes park is on the edge of the 12th arrondissement, east of Paris.
Komites says Paris has been inspired by Germany, Switzerland and Spain — all countries where nudism has been embraced.
“It can be exercised with respect for everyone,” she concludes.