Four baffled police motorcycle outriders arrived at 1.00pm at the Espace Naturiste in Paris on Sunday 8 September. Paris WNBR organisers then had to inform them that the Paris local government had cancelled the planned ride – just the day before on Saturday 7th. But the local government department officers had not informed this police unit. That meant the police escort to clear the WNBR route through Paris traffic was not needed.
Months of planning by APNEL’s Jacques Frimon, together with Gilles had gone into the ride. APNEL is the French equivalent of the UK’s Naturist Action Group. All the correct procedures were followed and permissions were granted. Then on the Saturday Didier Lallement, Prefect (head) of the Paris Police decided that the ride should not be classified as a protest – as all other WNBR rides are accepted to be internationally – but would instead be classed as an illegal sexual display.
On the Sunday morning hundreds of riders turned up at the Espace Naturiste in Bois de Vincennes. Also there in force were
Our London colleagues have been looking at organising a short trip to Paris and a visit to Bois de Vincennes. Planned for over the weekend of 28-30 June 2019, you can learn more details in this leaflet or contact John Paine by emailing him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on behalf of John Paine.
NAG is making a fact-finding mission to Paris, to experience the officially sanctioned naturist area of the Bois de Vincennes, and other naturist activities in Paris. You may be aware that in 2017 Paris naturists got agreement from the city authorities for a naturist area in the Bois de Vincennes. The last day of the season saw 700 naturists there; see the video. We invite you to join us on a ‘fact-finding mission’ to enjoy naturist Paris and learn how the work by Paris naturists may help NAG get outdoor London naturist sites.
Our 4-day visit to Paris begins on Saturday 25 August, our Bank Holiday week-end. It includes travel from London on Eurostar, 3 nights hotel booking, returning from Paris during Tuesday. Preliminary indications are that Eurostar and hotel costs could be about £300. The NAG group will be a minimum of 10 people, female, male, couples. Single occupancy and twin rooms (for sharing) could be booked. Add to this your food, travel, and other personal expenditure whilst in Paris.
We will shortly get costings based on numbers of participants. Interested naturists will be given a full and costed itinerary, before making a definite booking. Our current itinerary outline is:
Saturday 25 August
10.30am Meet at St. Pancras International Station London for Eurostar train to Paris
Evening meal at O’Naturel naturist restaurant (if we can get bookings)
Paris by night sight-seeing
Visit Bois de Vincennes naturist area
Evening meal with colleagues in APNEL, Naturistes de Paris, and FFN
Visit Bois de Vincennes naturist area
9.00pm Naturist Swim + at Piscine Roger le Galle
10.00am check out from hotel, visit Bois de Vincennes naturist area
8.13pm Eurostar from Gard Du Nord to London
Alternatively, you might like to make other arrangements to be in Paris at that time – perhaps with family members — and spend some time with us in Bois de Vincennes during your stay?
NAG is liaising with our naturist colleagues in APNEL, Naturistes de Paris, and FFN. For several years NAG has been campaigning in London for official recognition of open space naturism. You probably know that NAG made a similar trip to Munich, to find out from our German colleagues how that city has several officially sanctioned open spaces for naturism. Details of that trip are on our website www.naturistactiongroup.org.
If you would like to consider joining this NAG travel group to Paris please contact me now, by email at: john.paine AT talktalk DOT net or ring me on 01865 513103.
NAG London co-ordinator
20 Apr 2018