Monaco to nudists: No butts on beach

Stripped of their hopes of a permit, Monaco nudists fear city authorities want to keep them away from a beach they have used for decades.

Monaco to nudists: No butts on beach
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Monaco residents may have obscene amounts of cash, flash cars and big houses, they are still attached to a certain type of modesty.

While nudists have long occupied a stretch of the Pradet beach in the city state, the city council has declined to give them a permit to make the beach officially nudist.

Daily Var Matin reports that the city council tolerate the nudists but does not want to upset neighbours who disapprove of the generous amounts of flesh on display.

"In the long term, we are afraid that the council will try and close the beach," said a member of the nudist association Mer et Soleil du Monaco.

More and more clothed bathers have been using the beach in recent years and members fear they are gradually being edged out of Monaco.

The nudist association has also been calling on authorities to stop charging drivers for the use of the parking lot.

But the deputy mayor Nicole Vacca says the car park fee pays for guards who protect the area.

"It’s also a way to stop possible excesses," said Vacca, without elaborating.

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32C! How summer will make an unseasonal return to France this weekend

It might be the middle of October with Halloween approaching but summer will make a dramatic and perhaps welcome return this weekend as temperatures rise to 10C above the seasonal norm.

32C! How summer will make an unseasonal return to France this weekend

Temperatures could reach as high as 32C in the south west of France this weekend as the sun makes an unseasonal return.

Parisians too will be able to take to the parks with the mercury forecast to reach 25C in the French capital, according to Météo France.

Temperatures were set to rise on Friday and were forecast to reach 30C in the south west, 24C in the south east and 22C in the north of the country.

But Saturday will feel like Summer has returned with the mercury forecast to reach between 27C and 30C in the south west and the mid 20s in central and eastern France.

But Sunday will be the warmest day as Météo France predicts temperatures will rise to between 7C and 10C above the seasonal norm.

That means those living in the south west might bask in 32C sunshine while the French capital will be a slightly cooler 25C on Sunday.

People in France are advised to make the most of the sun as temperatures will drop steeply on Monday and autumn will feel a little bit more mike autumn.

Météo France.