A section of the park welcomes in-the-buff sunbathing from August to October — and ever since the area opened in 2017, officials have emphasized their commitment to ensuring nudists’ privacy when they strip off in the sunshine.
As you enter this area of the park, signs warn you of what’s ahead, reiterating that voyeurism won’t be tolerated.
A man enjoys the newly opened space in August 2017.
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While some officials patrol the park, Bernard says they struggle to sanction anyone, unless they’re blatantly caught behaving indecently.
Catherine Baratti-Elbaz, who’s Mayor of Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, where Bois de Vincennes is located, confirmed authorities were aware of the incidents and plan to up park patrols.
However, she also told Le Monde that this area of Paris has a long-term association with sex work.
CNN has reached out to the association for comment.