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Paris Opens Its First Clothing-Optional Park

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Boaters on a lake in Paris's Bois de Vincennes, where the new clothing optional mini-park is located.
Boaters on a lake in Paris's Bois de Vincennes, where the new clothing optional mini-park is located.Christian Hartmann/Reuters

For the first time, the people of Paris have a chance to (legally) spend a day in the park au naturel.

On Thursday, the city launched its first ever clothing-optional park, a  1.8-acre clearing in the woods of the huge Bois de Vincennes. Marked by signs warning non-enthusiasts of the presence of naked park-goers nearby, the new area will allow visitors to enjoy the woodland meadow textile-free.