Paris’s first nudist restaurant O’naturel is due to shut down by February. The restaurant offered a unique bonding experience to its customers through the medium of shedding clothes and celebrating nakedness.
Maybe your dream to eat in the nude shall remain a fantasy, especially when Paris’s only nudist restaurant is due to draw curtains by February, this year.
The news has caused discomfort to many aspiring, practicing and adventurous nudists around the world. However, the reason is beyond the closing down of the restaurant is quite against our expectations, it is shutting down due to lack of customers. Yes, you read that right.
O’naturel, that was launched by Mike and Stephane Saada, 43-year-old twins in 2016 wanted to rekindle intimacy among people at the food table by providing them a unique naked experience.
The concept at O’naturel was to offer “the pleasure of dining naked all year in the capital in the respect of naturists values”, according to a magazine, unlike nudist beaches which only attract naturists during the summer.
The restaurant offered locker facilities at arrival, as the diners were shown changing rooms to store clothes and mobile phones. Cameras, which were strictly banned in the restaurant, were to be kept in the lockers. Guests were also given a pair of slippers and women could opt for heels too, if they wished.
The restaurant visitors while talking to local media said that they will only remember the “good times” and said that the experience was open to everyone.
Meanwhile, the waiters at the restaurant were clothed, which people objected to and by calling it against the spirit of a nudist restaurant.
The one-of-a-kind dining experience opened for three years from June 2016.