A section of a public park in Paris, the Bois de Vincennes, has been set aside by officials as a clothing-optional zone.
The 7,300 square metre area, located in a clearing by the park’s bird reserve, will form the site of this temporary experiment.
Those taking advantage of the trial space must show "good behaviour", as exhibitionism and voyeurism are strictly prohibited.
The space will be open from 8am to 7.30pm every day until 15 October, with signs showing which areas are suitable for stripping off.
According to Penelope Komites, a deputy mayor in charge of the city’s parks, the nudist zone "is part of our open-minded vision for the use of Parisian public spaces."
A spokesperson from the French Embassy said: “Naturists and nudists are welcome all over our country! There are over 80 centres and 180 clubs throughout the country ready to welcome them, which makes France the country most visited by naturists (over 1.5 million every year) and the best-equipped to meet their needs.”
Local nudists have welcomed the trial. Julien Claude-Penegry, a member of the Paris Naturists Association, predicted that thousands of people could flock to the new zone.