Make a serach with Google and you will find all you need on the Web. On any Cote D'Azur you will need to look very carefully to see whether or not many people are wearing anything. The difference between clothed and unclothed can be about six square inches of material, ie 3x2. Sorry, on any Cote D'Azur beach. Topless seems to be OK in Nice and Villefranche two places we visited the beach. The only nudist beach we saw was in Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. It's below the trail between Manarola and Corniglia. But the only completely nude sunbathers seemed to be two really, really old men showing off for everyone else! Profile Sign in.
Cap d'Agde Naturist Beach
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Want to get naked on a beach in France? You have options. All along the coastline on designated nude beaches as well as in secluded places and on the little islands away from the mainland, people strip off completely. As for Languedoc-Roussillon, this area has great weather and the scenery is beautiful with a coast runs from Montpellier past Narbonne down to Perpignan. The CHM Montalivet was the world's first naturalist resort ever founded and is located near Bordeaux on the Atlantic coast.
Île de Levant
France is a country where going naked is second nature. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country. There are some unwritten rules to follow, but most are common sense. The first naturist resort was founded by Christiane Lecocq founded the first naturist resort with her husband, Albert Lecocq. Nude bathing was already common throughout Europe, but was clandestine in France until when the Lococqs founded the French Naturist Federation and began to publish La Vie au Soleil , the world's first naturist magazine. The idea was to make nudity a way of life and they championed healthy eating, caring for the body, and social nudity. Today, it's one of the largest nudist resorts in Europe.
In recent years there has been a boom in naturism in France. Rather than having sexual overtones, enthusiasts see it as a way to experience freedom and empowerment in their lives. The south of France is an ideal place to practice naturism because it has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches and of course, a wonderfully sunny climate! Save to Wishlist. The south of France has a longstanding association with nudist beaches, and they are well looked after by the French Federation of Naturism. Save Place.