(CNN) — Paris’ first nudist restaurant is about to shut after simply over yr of serving traditional French dishes to diners within the buff.

O’Naturel, within the French capital’s 12th district, will shut on February 16, in line with a Fb post from the house owners.

Twins Mike and Stéphane Saada informed the AFP information company that they have been having to shut for monetary causes.

In one other Facebook post, they known as on clients to benefit from the remaining time.

“Do not hesitate to guide now to take pleasure in a final bare dinner in Paris,” it learn. “It is now or by no means.”

No phones allowed

No telephones allowed


After opening in November 2017 to nice fanfare, the restaurant obtained rave opinions from clients on Fb, with a median rating of four.eight out of 5.

Many shoppers praised each the meals and the distinctive expertise after having fun with a unadorned meal, shielded from passersby by a thick white curtain.

“Nice restaurant, futuristic within the audacity of its naturism,” wrote Florian Dupuis final August, “selling the attractive values of naturism, tolerance and non judgment, dwelling collectively, all collectively, as we’re, and in osmosis with nature, all pure.”

Diners at O’Naturel take away their garments in a cloakroom, the place additionally they go away their cellphones for privateness causes, in line with AFP.

Can I butt in?

Can I butt in?


And whereas these consuming could also be bare, the house owners are absolutely clothed as they serve the meals.

“Our function is to place individuals relaxed,” mentioned Stéphane in an interview with AFP when the restaurant opened.

“As quickly as clients enter the eating room, we accompany them to their desk and we reassure them that it is not like the entire room is taking a look at them.”

Whereas native customized wasn’t sufficient to maintain O’Naturel afloat, there seems to be rising curiosity in naturism in France.

There are still a few weeks left to grab a table

There are nonetheless just a few weeks left to seize a desk


A delegated nudist zone was launched within the Bois de Vincennes park in August 2017, operating for 3 months earlier than reopening in spring 2018, with the intention of attracting among the estimated 2.6 million nudists in France.

On Might 5 final yr, modern artwork gallery Palais de Tokyo opened its doors to naturists for a day of artwork, uncovered.

Then in June, town’s Nudists Affiliation hosted a giant picnic for naturists.

The occasion marked the inaugural Parisian Day of Naturism, which the affiliation mentioned it hopes will change into an annual occasion celebrated on the final Sunday in June.