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Naturism Mercantour, Alpes Maritimes, France

Friday, 3rd November, 2017

Naturism Mercantour offers all year accommodation in gypsy-style caravans, in the Alpes Maritimes region of southern France. Less than an hours’ drive from the Riviera, and twenty minutes’ to the nearest downhill and cross-country ski resorts. Also 5 minutes’ from the spa Berthemont les Bains.

Naturiste L’Belia, Alpes Maritimes, France

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

The Alpes Maritimes is home to the new L’Belia naturist retreat near the town of Roquebilliere. Around an hour north of the Mediterranean coast of the Cote d’Azure and twenty minutes from the nearest skiing, the property is in the foothills of the Mercantour Mountains. Accommodation is provided in timber-clad chalets in the style of gypsy caravans. The pool can be covered during the shoulder seasons and there is also a jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

Domaine du Coq Rouge, Midi Corrézien, France

Monday, 21st August, 2017

New owners Sandrine and Sébastien have spent 2 years renovating Domaine du Coq Rouge in the Midi Corrézien region, at the gateway to the Dordogne. There are six completely different types of unusual naturist accommodation to rent, including a wooden tipi and a maori tent. There are also plenty of pitches for campers with their own equipment. A large pool and fine views complement the landscaped park.

Chambres d’Hôtes Naturistes La Fenouillère, Provence

Thursday, 15th June, 2017

Chambres d’Hôtes Naturistes La Fenouillère is a spacious villa built in the hills just outside Brignoles, in the Var-Provence-France. Run by Dutch naturists, Geert and Marijke, the 7000 m² property has attractive gardens, and is located between vineyards and olive trees. The B&B has three en suite guest bedrooms and a newly constructed swimming pool with extensive terraces.

Domaine de Sarraute, Gers, SW France

Thursday, 13th April, 2017

The naturist camping and caravanning site of Domaine de Sarraute near the town of Le Houga, is situated in the Gers department, southwestern France. It opened in 2011 after a number of years development and is a member of the Fédération Française de Naturisme (FFN). Extending to 26 hectares of grass and woodland on a sloping site, accommodation is available in mobile homes in addition to a choice of pitches for self-contained campers. There’s an attractive south-facing pool and the friendly site offers peace and tranquility.

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)