Paris: Topless sunbath will cost you jail and 3.750 € fine
Sunday, 05. August 2012, 14:44
There's nothing like peeling off the layers and feeling the sun on your skin during the summer months.
But over-enthusiastic Parisians have received a stark
warning from local police after taking off a little too much in the city's
Authorities say city dwellers could face jail for
sunbathing topless in parks or on riverbanks, specifying that there should be
‘no breasts or private parts’ on display.
Sun-seekers wearing 'inappropriate dress' could be fined
upwards of 38 euros (£33), and 'fined up to 3,750 euros (£3,000) and two years
in jail if suspected of soliciting sex,' according to a message on Paris'
The banks of the River Seine are popular during the
summer, when some of the roads beside the waterway are closed to traffic and a
beach is created, complete with sun loungers and palm trees.
But revellers have been told: 'When the thermometer rises
a few degrees, you may put on your best bathing suit and find a little corner
of grass or the welcoming banks of the Seine to put down your towel.
'But please note that bathing suits should not be worn in
official city parks and that dress should be decent and in accordance with good
morals and public order.'
The website adds: 'Any outfit that allows for the genital area
or breasts to be seen constitutes sexual exhibition and is punishable by a year
According to the Telegraph, while topless sunbathing or
nudity is permitted on many beaches in France, the practice is not allowed on
the banks of the Seine.
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