Bare all for a day at the museum

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The Palais de Tokyo will be open for naturists only on May 5

Visitors will be wearing nothing but a smile as Paris gallery goes naturists-only for a day

After a nudist zone was set up in a park and then a naturist restaurant nearby, Paris residents and visitors will soon be able to strip off to enjoy a day at the art gallery

The Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum is hosting the first naturist visit in France when visitors may be able to snap a selfie of themselves with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

The event, on May 5, will see the museum open that day only to nude visitors and could be a hit if a small proportion of France’s estimated 2.6million naturists turn up.

Organised by the Association des Naturistes de Paris, the day will have its normal exhibitions in place, which includes paintings by Nina Chanel Abney and a selection of works by Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel.

Entry is from 9.30 until noon and is free but visitors must sign up with the Association des Naturistes de Paris or the gallery.

The association has already seen successes in the city with the opening of a naturist zone in the Bois de Vincennes and, a couple of months later, a naturist restaurant in a short stroll away.

It comes after a naturist group picked grapes nude in Puy-de-Dôme.

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