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La Foret Villefranche Gite, Dordogne

Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

British naturists Jim and Nikki emigrated to the southern Dordogne in February 2016, where they now offer an attractive gite for two. Set in their 7 acres of tranquil grounds, the detached accommodation at La Foret has its own secluded terrace and use of the skinny-dipping pool shared with the owners. There is plenty of privacy, woodlands to explore and no other guests to disturb the peace.

La Petit Cretouffiere B&B, Columbiers-du-Plessis, N France

Friday, 23rd September, 2016

We have been in touch with Kim and Steve, who moved from the UK to northern France during late 2015. They have established a naturist-friendly B&B and small campsiteLa Petit Cretouffiere –  in the Pays de la Loire. Their rural and secluded cottage offers 2 guest bedrooms, and there is room for up to five units in the camping field. Electric hook-ups are available.

L’ Ancien Tabac table d’hotes, Languedoc

Friday, 9th September, 2016

L’ Ancien Tabac is a naturist bed-and-breakfast in the heart of the Languedoc, about 15 minutes drive north-west of Pézenas. There are two comfortable rooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and double beds. Behind the house there is a terrace and a secluded garden with a 3×6 metre swimming pool. The beaches of the Mediterranean are about 45 minutes drive. Described as a comfortable, clothing optional environment, ideal for those in search of relaxation combined with a genuine Mediterranean ambiance. Naturist hosts, Anne and Richard, hail from Norway and the UK respectively.

La Villa Blanc B&B, Languedoc

Thursday, 25th August, 2016

Andrew and Debbie Davis offer B&B at their secluded Villa Blanc, at Conques Sur Orbiel, in the Languedoc, not far from Carcassonne. There are four guest bedrooms and the owners invite you to “improve that all-over tan” in their attractive grounds and around the pool. The accommodation is for adults only.

Domaine de la Quiquier, nr Uzes, South of France

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016

A huge private estate located in the Municipalities of Goudargues and Lussan in the Gard region, north of the city of Uzes, has a ‘Mas’ that’s just been renovated (June 16) and offers five luxury suites. Domaine de la Quiquier includes a 1,000 acres of park and forest, and the accommodation, the pool and in fact the whole estate are described as ‘clothing optional‘.

Borvo Naturist Camping, Burgundy

Friday, 3rd June, 2016

Dutch naturists, Sandra and Mark, spent years searching for their dream location in France – Borvo Camping . They purchased a farm at Bourbon Lancy, east of Moulins, central France in 2011. After securing all the necessary permissions and developing the site they have – in 2016 – just opened their 25-pitch camping. New facilities have been installed on the property, which is bordered  by the river Somme where trout fishing is available. It is also ideal for a refreshing paddle. Refreshments are served at the bar, which also has free wi-fi. Construction of a swimming pool and sauna is the next priority.

Gîte la Paillote, Provence

Friday, 22nd April, 2016

Naturist hosts Rosemay and Alain, offer guests a two-room gîte at their house, just 15 miles inland from Cannes and Frejus. Gîte la Paillote has a pool, jacuzzi and sauna as well as plenty of space to soak up the sun au naturel. (Google translation)

Le Pont d’Adèle Château, near Genoble

Thursday, 14th April, 2016

A new naturist guesthouseLe Pont d’Adèle – has opened in the Grenoble area, at the foot of the Vercors range of mountains. Following extensive redevelopment, 2016 will be their first full year of operation. There are five apartments which are let by the week or by the weekend, and extra days can be added. The château is within a large estate extending to over 35 acres and boasts a swimming pool and spa with a sauna. The owners plan to open a naturist campsite in 2017.

La Mucherie Gîte, Provence

Sunday, 3rd April, 2016

This self-contained naturist gîte for two people is in the pretty village of Cotignac, in the Var region of Provence. La Mucherie has a pool and secure parking. The rental property is in the grounds of the French owner’s home.

Domaine de l’Aube Gîtes, Provence

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016

These two well-equipped 3-star cottages at Domaine de l’Aube are situated by a river in Provence, and are registered with the French Naturist Association (FFN). Patrick and Marie-Christine welcome holidaymakers to relax at their naturist haven, which is around 25 miles from Frejus and the coast. (Google translation)

Domaine La Martinelle Chambres d’hôtes naturiste, Rhone Alps

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

Naturist Domaine La Martinelle Chambres d’hôtes at Ponet Saint Auban, is located in the Drome, on the border with Provence. Two self-contained studios with kitchenettes can each accommodate two people and are set in private grounds of 5 hectares (12.5 acres). There is an attractive pool and outdoor jacuzzi, both of which enjoy fine mountain views. The owner will shortly be installing a Mongolian Yurt and two mobile homes, to increase capacity. (Website in French only – Google translation)

Moulin de Chez Joyeux B&B, Limousin, France

Wednesday, 6th January, 2016

Enthusiastic naturists, Bouwe and Tessa de Jong – originally from Amsterdam – have a French Bed & Breakfast with the added advantage of a catered 4-course dinner available as an option. The attractive and secluded property is set beside a river, but also has its own swimming pool. With currently just one letting room, guests are welcome to wear clothes or not, whichever they choose. Moulin de Chez Joyeux is located in rural countryside close to the Village of Thiat, in the Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin. In early 2015 the story of Bouwe and Tessa’ search for a naturist idyll was published in H&E magazine.

Petit-Fours Guest House & Mini-Camping, Dordogne, France

Saturday, 2nd January, 2016

The Dutch-owned Petit-Fours retreat provides naturist accommodation in a guest house, gite and also a mini-camping for up to just eight people. However, the estate covers an extensive 24 hectres (approx 60 acres) of rural grounds which can be explored at leisure au naturel. Located in the countryside outside the village of Busserolles, in the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne; there is a good-sized swimming pool and a particular attraction is the lack of light pollution, providing excellent conditions for star gazing. (Original Dutch link)

Les Rieux Farmhouse, Midi-Pyrénées

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

Les Rieux is a four bedroomed farmhouse at St Antonin Noble Val, high on the south facing slopes of the Aveyron Gorge in the Tarn et Garonne region of the Midi-Pyrénées. It is set in 2.5 acres of private grounds and is described by the owners as “Extremely suitable for naturists“. The recently renovated property retains many of its original features and is bordered by pastures and woodland, and has a distinct lack of neighbours. Mature trees provide ample natural shade during the long hot summer days enjoyed in the South of France.

Chambre d’Hôtes au Paradis Bleu, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Saturday, 21st November, 2015

The en-suite guest room at this naturist property accommodates two people. Paradis Bleu is located close to the famous Cathar city of Minervois, which is just 2km away. Also handy for the Mediterranean coast and a choice of naturist beaches. It is separate from the main house and has its own entrance and parking. There is a pool, solarium and plenty of seating in the large garden. (Original link in French)

Le Mas de la Tour Chambres d’Hôtes, Var, Provence

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015

Naturist bed & breakfast is offered at Le Mas de la Tour, in the Var region of Provence, in the South of France. There are two letting bedrooms and an attractive swimming pool all set in delightful grounds which enjoy far-reaching views. The property is set at an altitude of 650 metres and is close to the picturesque village of Tourtour. The owners claim the location benefits from 300 sunny days a year. (Link in French)

Cavello Island, Corsica

Saturday, 27th June, 2015

Described as the Mustique of the Mediterranean, the tiny exclusive island of Cavello sits in the Tyrrhenian Sea is less than 2 miles off the southern coast of Corsica. Writing in The Times Travel section today, Sean Thomas describes it thus: ‘…a clear Seychellois sea that unrolls its lacy waves on to gleaming deserted beaches…’ The privately-owned island has luxury accommodation (with prices to match) at the Hotel & SPA des Pecheurs. Thomas continues: ‘The Shore Club has an Italian ambiance as well as a faint Ibizan buzz. Think chillout music and nude sunbathing in the next cove along.’

Château Rieutort, Languedoc-Roussillon – naturist week

Saturday, 4th April, 2015

Château Rieutort is an elegant 18th century wine domain situated on the banks of the Herault River in Languedoc-Roussillon. Surrounded by a 2,5 ha park and 30 ha of its own vineyards; gites, bed and breakfast rooms and suites are on offer. There are two swimming pools with sunbathing terraces, one of which is always available for ‘naturists’.

BUT in August 2015 the Chateau Rieutort is organising its first FULLY NATURIST week with a programme of events; and additionally is offering 10% discount to card-holding naturists.

L’Olivette – new home for the Buns

Friday, 27th February, 2015

For the last few years Ted and his wife Hun have been running Quinta da Horta naturist resort on the Algarve in southern Portugal. But the business has now been sold and the Buns have moved to Caunes en Minervois in Cathar country in the South of France and set up a new retreat there – L’Olivette. There is a fully self-contained one-bedroomed gite and a lovely swimming pool in the gardens. Ted and Hun have everything set up for those who prefer to travel with hand luggage only.

Le Mas Saint Sauveur B&B, Var

Saturday, 6th December, 2014

With three comfortable bedrooms, Le Mas Saint Sauveur chambres d’hôtes at Barjols in the Var region of Provence, South of France, is exclusively for naturists. There is a pool,  jacuzzi, a panoramic terrace and the grounds extend to 3 hectares.