Soon naturists can let it all hang out in the City of Lights. Paris city councilmembers are debating a new proposal Monday that would create park space for tourists and locals to hang out in the nude.
The proposal, put forth by the Green Party of Paris, has received support from several high profile officials, including Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo who called the measure ““très sympa [nice/fun],” according to FRANCE 24.
Public nudity is currently prohibited in France, unless a site has specifically been approved for naturists, and carries a fine of up to $16,800 and a year in prison. There is one swimming pool in Paris’ 12th arrondissement that reportedly allows nudity three evenings a week.
Today, city councilmembers are set to discuss designating separate public park or garden space for people to enjoy themselves without being restricted by clothes.