Naturism sites exist across southern France, from Corsica and "Beyond" in the southeast to Bordeaux in the southwest. There are also sites up through the center of France, around Paris and in Britanny. For a complete listing or any more information, you can contact the following organizations directly. They publish a catalogue with details of all their affiliated sites, available directly from them.

Maison de la France - Club Naturisme

8 Ave de l'Opéra
75001 PARIS, France

Tel: (33) 142 96 10 23; Fax: (33) 142 86 08 94

Fédération Française de Naturisme

65, rue de Tocqueville
75017 PARIS, France

Tel: (33) 147 64 32 82; Fax: (33) 147 64 32 63

The listings below are for the sites that we know of in the Beyond area, including vacation and camping sites and some beaches where naturisme or nudism is permitted. The sites affiliated with the Fédération Française de Naturisme are


Department 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence


Castellane

Route Napoleon town at the foothills of the Alps, site of a Roman fort, with river kayaking on the Verdon upstream of Beyond's Grand Canyon Verdon Gorges. - About 60 km northwest (an hour and a half drive) from Cannes and Nice.

Castillon de Provence

Centre de vacances. Nudisme permitted at the lake by tolerance of the mayor (mairie).

Location:

Centre Naturisme (Nudist Camp) Contacts: Malou, Pascal Fourrier

Beach: Lac de Castillon

Language: French, Dutch, English; German at reception

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: Easter to 30 Sept (reservations taken all year)

Tel: 0492 836 424; Fax: 0492 83 68 79


Esparron-de-Verdon

Camping Verdon Provence

Location:

Centre Naturiste (Nudist Camp)

Tel: 0492 771 225; Fax: 0492 77 18 32


Limans

Domaine des Lauzons

3-star naturist camping, 150 emplacements, 60 hectares around an ancient Provençal "Mas"; pool, bar, restaurant, groceries, etc.

Location:

Contacts: Annick, Pierre Noël

Language: French, English, Dutch, German

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: Apr-Oct (reservations taken all year)

Tel: 0492 730 060; Fax: 0492 73 04 31

Email: leslauzons@wanadoo.fr


Quinson

Camping de Naturistes

Location:


Reillanne

Le Vallon des Oiseaux, camp naturistes

Location:

Contacts: Jean, Madelein Pasma

Language: French, Dutch, English, German, Italian

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: 1 Apr - 30 Sept (reservations taken all year)

Tel: 0492 764 733; Fax: 0492 76 44 64


Saint Laurent-du-Verdon

Domaine d'Enriou

Naturist domain, 150 hectares, Family ambiance, restaurant, pool, sporting activities, etc.

Location:

Contacts: Patricia, Luc Fouchard

Language: French, English

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: 15 May - 30 Sept (reservations taken all year)

Tel: 0492 744 102; Fax: 0492 74 01 20

Email: domainedenriou@yahoo.fr


Sainte Croix-de-Verdon

Camping Les Roux, aire naturelle

Location:

Tel: 0492 777 583

Camping Les Truffières, Aire Naturelle

Location:

Tel: 0492 778 791


Valensole

Le Petit Arlane

Centre Naturiste (Nudist Camp)

Location:

Naturist camping, 75 hectares with 80 emplacements, 11 appartements.

Club affiliate: FFN

Tel: 0492 748 270; Fax: 492 74 99 35

Email: contact@domainepetitarlane.fr


Department 05 - Hautes-Alpes


Briançon

UNESCO World Heritage site.

Les Clapières *

NOTE: We were notified by a reader that this site might be Closed (Aug 2005).

Location:

Contact: Philippe Lemaire

Language: French, English

Open: all year except October

Tel: 0492 211 583; Fax: 0492 21 15 83


Rosans

Naturism Tamier ***

Tel-Fax in season: 0492 66 61 55 Tel-Fax off season: 0492 87 47 24

Location:

Contacts: Colette, Michel Estardier

Language: French, Dutch, English, German, Italian

Open: 1 June - 15 Sept

Tel: 0492 666 on), or 0492 928 on); Fax: 0492 66 61 55


Department 06 - Alpes-Maritimes


Briançonnet

Le Haut Chandelalar ***

Location:

Contacts: Muriel et Yves Boisgontier

Language: French, Dutch, English, German

Open: 1 June - 15 Sept

Tel: 0493 604 009, or 0493 936 964


Nice

A large French Riviera town, with shopping, museums, Roman ruins, beaches and night life, and the famous Promenade des Anglais. - On the Mediterranean coast, between Cannes and Italy.

Club Horizon

Location:

Contact : MOUGEOT Robert

Club affiliate: FFN

Tel: 0493 725 358


Puget-Théniers

Club Origan

Location:

The campsite has cottages, swimming pools, and indoor and terrace restaurants. In its beautiful natural setting, Club Origan is popular, so you'll need to reserve. Contact: Michel Authiat

Beach: L'Origan La Combe

Language: French, Dutch, English; German at reception

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: 15 Feb - 15 Nov

Tel: 0493 050 600, or 0493 930 476; Fax: 0493 05 09 34

Email: origan@wanadoo.fr


Department 07 - Ardèche


Bourg-Saint Andéol

30 km northwest of Orange; 25 km south of Montélimar; 10 km northeast of the Gorges de L'Ardeche.

La Plage des Templiers

Naturism, lodging, restaurant. Inaccessable to caravans.

Location:

Club affiliate: FFN

Tel: 0475 043 865; Fax: 0475 04 28 58

Email: laplagedestempliers@wanadoo.fr


Department 11 - Aude


Leucate-Plage

This beach village on the northeast corner of the Etang de Leucate is in the commune of Leucate. - 30 km northeast of Perpignan, on the coast of the Mediterranean.

Oasis Village Naturiste

One of the most beautiful nautrist clubs in Europe, located adjacent to the long sandy nudist beach of Leucate-Plage. Tends to attract families with kids.

Location:

Accomodation is in appartments with kitchens. A clubhouse has restaurant, bar, billiars, and sports activities.

Email: contact@oasis-village.com

Web: www.oasis-village.com


Saint Pierre-sur-Mer

Seaside village, in the commune of Fleury. - 15 km east of Narbonne; 7 km southeast of Fleury.

La Grande Cosse

A Centre Helio Marin International, with campsite, pool, restaurant and all the amenities.

Location: On the seaside east of Narbonne, and a bit inland from the nudist beach at Saint Pierre-sur-Mer.

Web: www.grandecosse.com


Department 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône


Arles

Gallo-Roman town on the Rhone, with its Arena and Theater; Van Gogh painted here; rice festival and bull fighting. - 30 km southeast of Nîmes; 35 km south of Avignon.

Camargue Soleil

(club de plage)

Location:

Séances de piscine : Piscine Tournesol

Beach: Piémançon - Plage d'Arles

Club affiliate: FFN


Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade

Camping Messidor

Naturist center, 10 hectares, tennis, pool, etc.

Location:

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: 1 Apr - 30 Sept

Tel: 0442 619 028; Fax: 0442 50 07 08

Email: messidor@online.fr


Department 30 - Gard


Barjac

On the edge of the Gorges de l'Ardèche. - 50 km northwest of Avignon; 30 km northeast of Alès.

Domaine de la Sabliere

Location: From Barjac, go southeast on the D901 to the hamlet of Saint Privat de Champclos (4 km), then look for the signs for La Sablière.

La Sablière sur Cèze, a tiny village of a few souls in the winter, expanding to 1500 in the summer.

Tel: 0466 245 116, or 0466 662 869

Email: contact@villagesabliere.com

Web: www.villagesabliere.com


Méjannes-le-Clap

10 km south of Pont d'Arc and the Gorges de l'Ardeche. - Tiny village, 25 km northwest of Alès; 40 km northwest of Orange.

Socnat-La Genese

Location:

Club affiliate: FFN

Tel: 0466 245 173, or 0466 662 182; Fax: 0466 24 50 38

Email: info@lagenese.com


Saint Privat-de-Champclos

20 km south of Pont d'Arc and the Gorges de l'Ardeche. - Tiny village, 30 km northwest of Alès; 40 km northwest of Orange.

Domaine de la Sablière

Camping La Sabliere, 62 hectares in a forest of chestnuts, oak and poplars; 2 km of river-side beach.

Location:

Club affiliate: FFN

Tel: 0466 245 116; Fax: 0466 24 58 69

Email: contact@villagesabliere.com


Department 83 - Var


Belgentier

Domaine de l'Escride

Location:

Contact: robert Tristani

Language: French, Dutch, English, German

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: 1 June - 15 Sept (reservations taken all year)

Tel: 0494 489 724; Fax: 0494 48 96 56


Callas

Domaine Gymnique de la Haute Garduére **

Location:

Naturisme - Nudism Contact: Annie Dizier

Language: French, English; Italian at reception

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: Apr - Sept (reservations taken all year)

Tel: 0494 679 520; Fax: 0494 67 95 20


Fayence

Large medieval perched village west of Grasse, with markets, shops, internationally known glider (sailplane) airfield.

Les Suanes Hautes

Location:

Club affiliate: FFN


Levant Island

Small forested island, one of the "Isles d'Hyères" group. - Mediterranean coast southeast of Toulon and Hyères; west of Cannes.

ADIL (Association naturiste des amis de l'Ile du Levant)

A naturists paradise, most of the Ile du Levant is officially nudist, and nudism is permitted everywhere except in the few "public" places, the port of Heliopolis ("city of sun" in the original Greek) and the center square of the village. The Ile du Levant has been an outdoor "naturists" nudist colony since the 1930s. Photography from passing boats is illegal.

Location:

Domaine naturiste d'Héliopolis - Centre de vacances.

Beach: Plage des Grottes

Club affiliate: FFN

Tel: 0142 771 177


Ramatuelle

10 km south of St Tropez.

Club Gymnique de la Haute Garduère

Centre de Vacances "La haute Garduère"

Location:

Contact: M. Jacky LE FUR


Department 84 - Vaucluse


Bédoin

Domaine Naturiste Bélézy

nudist camp, camping, caravaning; Centre d'Hydrothérapie (water treatment); individual house rental

Location:

Contacts: Colette, Pascal. 10ha park, two swimming pools. Mini Club Enfants (3-6 years); Royaume des Enfants (7-12 years); Les Plus Grands (12 years and over); The Farm, with animals.

Language: French, English; Dutch, German, Italian at reception

Club affiliate: FFN

Open: 15 Mar - 9 Nov (reservations take all year)

Tel: 0490 656 018; Fax: 0490 65 94 45

Email: info@belezy.com

Web: www.belezy.com