back to article Ever longed to be naked in Paris? City council votes TODAY

French nationals, tourists - in fact anyone and everyone - may soon be able to get their kit off and walk through Paris - well, a designated area - without fear of a hefty fine. The Green Party for the capital of love will today propose at a city council meeting that a nudist park be created, though the exact location has yet …

  1. arctic_haze

    A clever move

    A nude sunbather cannot hide a bomb (except for rather wee ones)!

    1. Geoff May (no relation)

      Re: A clever move

      You have obviously not seen some of the fat buggers tanning themselves in the Englisher Garten in Munich.

      1. VinceH

        Re: A clever move

        Or attended a 'Sticky Vicky' class entitled 'How to conceal things about your person' performance. Lessons take place in Benidorm.

      2. quxinot

        Re: A clever move

        "You have obviously not seen some of the fat buggers tanning themselves in the Englisher Garten in Munich."

        I want to downvote you for the mental image but cannot.

        So have an upvote, and some vomit.

    2. Crazy Operations Guy

      Re: A clever move

      The US Supreme Court ruled a few years ago that it is perfectly within the law to go naked through TSA checkpoints. Technically you would have to be doing it as a protest (Kinda hard to disprove...)

  2. E_Nigma

    HmHmmm

    "… we disagree strongly. A sexual pervert is someone who does other naughty things and not what we do!" - every sexual pervert in history.

    1. Schultz

      Re: HmHmmm

      "… we disagree strongly. A sexual pervert is someone who does other naughty things and not what we do!" - every sexual pervert in history.

      But your well-mannered western behavior is completely perverted according to other cultural standards. The question of what constitutes acceptable clothing is a purely cultural convention. Or do you have a particular reason to be offended by female beast and hairy male legs in white socks and sandals?

      1. E_Nigma

        Re: HmHmmm

        I merely pointed out a formulation that caught my eye and which I find rather characteristic. And it goes beyond sexual deviance: "Those calling me a crook/liar/whatever should look at what HE does!" is something we're likely to hear from someone that has no way of showing one's own honesty other than by pointing finger at others.

        But if we're to go into the matter then yes, what constitutes appropriate clothing is a matter of convention and yes, each culture has their own, but, also yes, each culture has one - which rather makes me believe that there is a reason for its existence. In other words, it's not so much about where exactly do you draw the line, but it is important that there is a line on which we have agreed as a society. And I'll leave it at that, otherwise I'm likely to produce a wall of text. :)

      2. Robert Helpmann??
        Coat

        Re: HmHmmm

        Or do you have a particular reason to be offended by female beast and hairy male legs in white socks and sandals?

        I suppose the beast you refer to in this is a camel or perhaps a small feline?

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        Getting my coat now...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: HmHmmm

      As Dylan Thomas put it an alcoholic is someone you don't like that drinks at least as much as you

  3. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    IT Angle

    a python was found there

    Aha! An IT link!

    1. Ralph B

      Re: a python was found there

      True. There was nothing else IT related to C here. Not that I'm having a bash.

  4. TRT Silver badge

    I believe public masturbation...

    isn't illegal on the continent.

  5. Sampler
    Paris Hilton

    I can't believe

    No one's used this icon yet...

  6. Tim Wolfe-Barry
    Paris Hilton

    Anyone else noticed...

    That El Reg's related content system apparently can't tell the difference between the capital city of France and a ground-breaking aeronautical experiment? (see number of PARIS stories related to Paris here)

    I imagine the plucky playmonaut would object to high-altitude nudity on grounds of radiation exposure at least!

    (Paris, obviously!)

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Missed opportunity

    They need to find somewhere where they can overlap a nudity permission and a burkini ban, now that would be entertaining!

  8. You aint sin me, roit
    Black Helicopters

    A sexual pervert is someone who spies on their neighbours

    That'll be the NSA then...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A sexual pervert is someone who spies on their neighbours

      Ummm, more like GCHQ. They had/have a thing about Yahoo messenger vidchat recordings.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If they have a designated area for nakedness will they put changing rooms on the periphery otherwise how would you get there? What happens if you accidentally wander outside?

    I don't think they've thought this through.

    1. Richard 12 Silver badge

      Clothing optional (like the subject), as opposed to clothing mandatory (like the post).

      So you wander into the area, remove your clothing - or not. Just remember to put it back on before leaving, as you'll probably need your wallet and keys.

  10. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Well, I just hope it's for the 'beautiful people' and not your average Frenchie. Otherwise I'm not going.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      how predictable

      boring, yawn yawn

  11. Androgynous Cupboard Silver badge

    Naked Yoga

    That might fly in a London gym, but not where I went. A thousand times no.

    (aside: a mate finally left the nudist colony he lived in for three years after following an old man up a ladder on their way to repair a roof. There are some things you just can't unsee)

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