The Palais de Tokyo art gallery in Paris allowed guests to strip off for a clothing-free event on May 5. Visitors checked their clothing into the cloakroom, before strolling the halls of the Palais to admire the sculptures and striking paintings.
Nude guests told local newspaper Le Parisien that they enjoyed the experience. “The atmosphere was very nice,” said one, adding that there was initially some embarrassment, but that being nude allows you to experience the artwork differently.
To avoid any surprise encounters, the visit took place before the official opening of the museum. Clothed staff were on hand to offer insight into the artwork.The event marked the first time a Paris museum has welcomed naked tourists into their facility.
Paris has an active Nudists Association. Parisian naturists can bathe in the buff in the Roger Le Gall swimming pool and enjoy nude exercise classes and bowling games.
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