Happy Nude Year!
What a year 2017 was! It started on February 8th with a world record for participation in a nude bowling tournament with 137 here in Paris and the entire year was dotted with different and often imaginative events thanks to the efforts of Speedy and Hubert.
After a year of discussions between the City of Paris and the ANP and the efforts of the tireless Julien, a naturist zone was opened to the public on August 31st in the Vincennes Woods, a first in Paris.
We were there to support brothers Mike and Stéphane on November 2nd at the opening of Paris’s first naturist restaurant, O’naturel, in November and have been surfing the media wave ever since.
In the hands of Cédric, the ANP’s social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) are now followed by naturists around the world. Here are our end of year figures:
Facebook: 1494 likes and 1643 followers
Twitter: 837 followers
YouTube: 28 followers and 99,887 views
The attendance at our swim and gym sessions at the Roger Le Gall Swimming Pool remains high and we finished the year with a level of membership unseen since 1997. The contribution of our activities team - our lifeguards Stefano, Amine, Ruddy and Laura with the water aerobics and swimming perfection classes, Damien with his yoga classes, our masseurs Thomas, Hervé, Michel and Arielle and Richard with his aerobics class - gives a spark to our sessions and makes people want to be a part of our association.
Finally, I thank the board for their presence at the welcome desk three times a week and for everything they do behind the scene. Each one pays €140 like everyone else and has no perk for being on the board. What make us always go further are your smiles, your enthusiasm and your appreciation for our efforts.
Events in December:
On December 14th, we were 60 at Les Barytons Italian restaurant, in the heart of Paris, in an atmosphere of friendliness and laughter that is today the trademark of any event organised by the ANP.
Speedy is organising nude drinks in the 12th arrondissement to kick off 2018 on Saturday January 6th at 8pm.
We will be joined on January 20th and 21st by Marseille’s Association Naturiste Phocéenne for a spa weekend in Baden Baden in Germany.
We will be at the nude bowling tournament organised by the Gymno Club Rhodanien in Lyon on Sunday January 28th.
On February 10th, we’re off to Marseille for a nude bowling event organised by the Association Naturiste Phocéenne.
On Monday February 12th, we’re organising our first ever nude swimming competition at the Roger Le Gall Swimming Pool, open to all ages and levels.
On Tuesday February 27th, we’re organising an evening at the naturist restaurant O’naturel in the 12th arrondissement. For a special price of just €30, come and discover the restaurant that has received massive coverage in the world’s press over the past few months. Don’t dwindle before reserving your seat: it’s limited to 40 people, so book fast!
You can register for these events by sending me an email, or at the welcome desk of the pool. For more information on our outings, please take a look at the events page on our website.
Monthly drinks: January in France is synonymous with the “Galette des Rois” (Kings’ Cakes) and we invite you to bring along your traditional galettes or your brioche crowns and drinks on Friday January 5th at the Roger Le Gall Swimming Pool.