Host at O'naturel in Paris to couple: "May I take your coats?"
Husband: "Yes, that would be perfect. Thank you."
Host (trying to sound dignified): "May I take your skirt, blouse, shirt and pants, too?"
Husband (stealing his clothes back from the host and fleeing to the nearest restroom): "I can't do it! I can't eat dinner wearing only a napkin on
Wife: (slightly embarrassed): "Oh, right, of course."
Host (trying not to stare): "And may I take your undergarments?"my lap!"
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As far as I know, no such scene has ever taken place at O'naturel, the first full-time nudist restaurant in Paris, a city known for accommodating those who let it all hang out. But some kind of fear has kept diners away from O'naturel because the place will soon become the first full-time nudist restaurant in Paris to kiss its - well, you know what - goodbye.The owners recently announced that O'naturel would bid au revoir on Feb. 16, after a 15-month run in the City of Light. As to the cause of the closure, the New York Post may have stated it most succinctly: The restaurant couldn't put "butts in seats."
"We're shutting down because we didn't have enough clients. We would have preferred this adventure to go on for longer," the founders, Mike and Stephane Saada, told The Guardian in a statement.The Saadas are twin brothers who opened O'naturel in November 2017. They're not nudists themselves, according to an article published shortly after the restaurant opened, but they supposedly knew how to exploit an opening in the naturism market. Nudists in Paris could visit museums, go bowling and go swimming. But they had no full-time restaurant to call their own until O'naturel revealed itself.