A Paris restaurant called O'Naturel, which catered to nudists, is closing its doors after only a year.
When O'Naturel first opened in 2017, the hope was its success would prove there was a rise in France of naturism.
Naturists believe in the beauty of the human form. As The Naturist Society says:
"At TNSF we take the issue of body acceptance seriously. We view the nude human form for what it is: a gift of nature, dignified and worthy of respect, regardless of shape, size, age or hue."
The owners of O'Naturel, Mike and Stephane Saada, hoped diners would leave their clothes and inhibitions at the door, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.
In a statement they said:
"It is with great regret that we announce the definitive closing of the O'Naturel restaurant on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Thank you for having participated in this adventure by coming to dine at O'Naturel. We will only remember the good times, meeting beautiful people and customers who were delighted to share exceptional moments."
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Guess folks just didn't want their steak tartare with a side of naked.
@munchies I’ve been to the largest spa in Europe, if not the world. The adult side is required nude inside all the… https://t.co/A7XtLdrWqL— Lauri Mueller (@Lauri Mueller) 1547002424.0
@munchies I can only imagine what was sitting on my seat before me. Because of my wild thoughts, that's a no for me. https://t.co/CNn8Iu9oTk— gin jockey (@gin jockey) 1546995873.0
@munchies https://t.co/mcRZpX9zPD— Chaundra (@Chaundra) 1547007651.0
@munchies They stopped coming following the great soup spill.— jeni port (@jeni port) 1547000502.0
@munchies Seinfeld is right. There's good naked and bad naked. Eating naked is bad naked.— Dad Bod Jones (@Dad Bod Jones) 1547006651.0
@munchies @ElizabethWarwi9 Please, not while I'm eating.— BeausJul (@BeausJul) 1547017403.0
Don't be shy, tells us how you really feel.
@munchies Maybe because people are fucking nasty naked and eating? I don’t want balls and tits in my pasta . Just saying— vampiro (@vampiro) 1546992065.0
Not many were surprised by the closure.
@munchies https://t.co/aXDTCHkutW— Kadey James (@Kadey James) 1547029878.0
@munchies And yet no surprise at all https://t.co/bwxx8fCqOd— VanessaFiji 😷🇪🇺 #BanPalmOil #StillWithCorbyn (@VanessaFiji 😷🇪🇺 #BanPalmOil #StillWithCorbyn) 1546997745.0
People also weren't so happy about the suggestion Paris is "nude-friendly" city.
@munchies No it's not nude friendly! Where you get that from?!— FizzyLdn (@FizzyLdn) 1547022260.0
@munchies Not enough exhibitionists in Paris.— Blush Unseen (@Blush Unseen) 1547034841.0
Nudist or not, no one seems to want a naked restaurant.
Guess for now, that means enjoying naked your buttered buns at home.