In France, you’ll find over 160 naturist clubs and associations. As well as more than 150 naturist holidays resorts and camping parks. It generates over 3,000 direct and indirect jobs. Finally, naturism is embraced by over 2 million people, half of them from foreign countries, coming to France to spend some naked holidays.
When you compare those figures to the ones of other countries close to France, including those having more sunny days every year, like Spain or Italy, you soon realize France is a naturist eden. Above and beyond those figures, let’s look at some objectives elements.
If you live in France, there’s a naturist site next to you
One of the first question all aspiring naturist is generally asking is: where can I get naked, alone of with friends? If it’s possible to be naked in nature, it’s generally better to undress in places where it’s allowed: beach, camping park, resort, etc.
Take a look at the French Federation of Naturism web site and realize there are naturist sites all over the French territory. Go to our partner Naturisme.fr to find the right naturist camping park for you.
Naturism, shared by millions of like-minded naturists, is a lifestyle. Naked, in nature, you unwind and enjoy wonderful moments. If you do not fancy traveling, you can get naked at home. Being naked on a daily basis, doing house chores naked for instance, is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of naturism. Then sharing this nakedness with others make the experience social and friendly.
Tolerance and naturism
From an independant study, 11 million of French people are ready to try naturism. This makes a lot of people who consider nudity as normal. What is it for every naturist. This means that a relative tolerance exists when it comes to naturist who get naked outside of approved places. Relative because there’s a law article, L222-32, that states that “sexual exhibition imposed to others in a place accessible to public is punishable by one year of imprisonment and 15,000 euros fine”. In an nutshell, you are naked, at home or in your garden and are seen by somebody, vous can go to jail and be fined!
Not really comforting. There are however legal precedents that are tolerant, thanks notably to the Association for the Promotion of Naturism. However, pay attention and have something handy to cover your privates. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When will France have a more precise legal framework, like in Germany, making a difference between simple nudity and sexual exhibition. With the leading naturist country, this sounds like obvious!
Sun, sea, mountain, countryside
France offers various landscapes to all nature lovers. Whether you like sea, mountains or countryside, there are naturist sites everywhere. This is one of the major tourist attractions of France. It’s possible to merge the thrill of discovering new sites and the pleasure of naturism.
If you’ve never been on a nakation (naked vacation), vous may have tons of questions. the blog post 10 advices for the aspiring nudist (in French) will provide a good start. However, be aware that once tried, it’s very difficult to go back to textile life. Trying is adopting!
So? What are you waiting for? Still doubting? Read 7 reasons to visit the nearest nudist club and What to expect from naturist holidays. Finally, you have nothing to lose but your clothes. You will meet other nudists who will be happy to share their natural lifestyle and there are little risk you’ll be disappointed. Give it a try! France is a naturist eden.