The French Ministry of Finance has declared Paris an 'open city' for tourists seeking sex.
'Forget that certain Asian country ...! Welcome to Paris because here is whatever your heart and body desire', will be the slogan that visitors arriving at Paris's airports will see from now on.
Said a spokesperson for the ministry: "Paris has the sexiest hookers in the world - that's a fact! Paris has the world's most exciting music halls, cabarets and strip joints - that's a fact. And we have fantastic food for afterwards - that's a fact. So, we're going to make sure that the message gets across."
Airport workers were already during the night putting up giant advertising boards displaying the slogan.
The idea, as our spies inform us, originates from the office of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and it is due to the amazing publicity that has come France's way with the revelations of Frederic Mitterrand, Monsieur Sarkozy's Minister of Culture, in his autobiography,'What a Bloody Good Life!' that he has indulged in sex tourism while on vacation in Thailand, while he also paid men for sex at home in Paris. The President now feels that France ought to cash in on the publicity by welcoming sex tourists to Paris which will at the same time fill the State's half-empty coffers.
Tourists arriving at Paris's airports will have to fill in a form to stipulate their sexual preferences and if they admit that they are in Paris for sex, customs' officials will give them a green card. The card will allow them free access to any place in Paris where a woman's naked breasts can be seen - for example The Crazy Mule Saloon, The Lino, and the Moulin That's Not Red. The card will furthermore allow them a 99 percent discount in sex shops and from hookers.
"It will be an electronic card and will work rather like a credit card. Each time a visitor uses it, the information will be filed in his or her dossier (yes, we are not sexist!)which will mean a further 99 percent discount at airport shops for a last-minute buy of French-made pornographic material before departure. Presenting the card to restaurateurs in Paris will also give users a 99 percent discount on the check/bill, and also the best table in the restaurant, brasserie or bistro, as well as a free aperitif," said the Ministry's spokesperson.
He added: "But the tourist will have to be honest with us. Say you are here in Paris for sex and don't tell us a story about how you've come to see the Notre Dame Cathedral."
Free condoms will be handed out with the green cards.