Here is a trip report submitted by some
of our clients.
|Aug 2012 - R&J
||Our stay at the Cap was wonderful. Thank you for arranging
this wonderful vacation for us. The rooms at Babylone are very nice although
the beds are overly firm, that is hard. The pool area is great and the staff
goes out of its way to be of assistance. We are seriously considering returning
next summer, 2013. We did not take any pictures as it was discouraged. It was
unlike anything we have ever experienced, and we loved it. Staying an entire
week was perfect, and we're glad we didn't limit our stay as originally
planned. R & J Castaways Clients
|July 2012 - James & Champagne -
||uring a fabulous voyage from Barcelona to Nice, France on
the Windstar ship July 2012, we anchored for two days and a night at Cap
d'Agde, France, home to a reported 35,000 nude folks during the summer....and
all of them seemed to be there at once in August, the traditional vacation
month for Europeans.
Resort guests typically stay in several residence
buildings throughout the project in the "naturisme" zone. Cap d'Agde is
actually a huge real estate development, about 15 minutes from the village of
Agde, France, about 3-4 hours by car from Barcelona in the southeast corner of
France on the Mediterranean. The Cap d'Agde real estate development is quite
large; but the "naturisme" section is only a small part of the overall project
which includes permanent villas, condominiums, restaurants, bars, bistros,
markets, bakeries and services for most everything you need on vacation.
There's also a huge nude camp ground within the "naturisme" zone.
beach itself provides its own entertainment with several different parts
attracting its share of characters including informal sections for families,
gay, lesbian, adults...all with alternate choices of recreation. The beach zone
runs for about 2 miles.
Most of the rental units and apartments are
individually owned and rented separately in several guest buildings located in
the "naturisme" zone. Guest buildings have been there since the 1970's with a
few new additions over the years. Within the past few years, new hotels have
been built which provide more modern and updated accommodations for the upscale
nude travelers. We visited all of them. About six (6) "adult" night clubs are
located within the zone as well as numerous bistros, bars, restaurants and
beach clubs. Some target the hedonistic clientèle and others cater to
upscale nudist guests. Hotel Eve has been there for years but the new
properties eclipse the older hotel. The newest adult hotels include Le Jardin
d'Eden, Natureva, Oz and Les Jardis Du Babylone with a couple more in the
works. Eden and Babylon target hedonistic clients and Natureva targets nudists.
A highlight of a visit to Glamour, an adult club adjacent to Jardin d'Eden is
the foam party from about 2 PM to 5 PM daily.
The season for Cap d'Agde
extends from about mid April to mid October. Castaways has affiliates and
access to rentals, sales and airport/train transfers there. The closest airport
is about 45 minutes away in Monpelier. The closest trains station is about 10
minutes away in Adge and connects in Montpelier nearby for rapid TGV service
several times a day to the Paris De Gaulle international airport and to
Barcelona. See lots more info., details and photos in the Castaways pages for:
Cap d'Agde, France.
You have to go and see it to believe it.....there's
nothing like it anywhere in the world.
James & Champagne
|July 2012 - jerolim
||What a great place. When we first got there we were a
little nervous, but by the end of the first day it was awesome. The pool, the
beach and the foam party.....all fantastic. When you go to the beach, (facing
the water) walk left as far as you can and the action is wilder. While sitting
on the beach, it is not unusual to see couples pleasing each other. . If you
want a tamer part of the beach, don't walk so far down (Stay closer to the main
beach where families visit). The hotel pool had action all day, mostly couples,
but another great scene. Very few Americans. The ladies wore heels and wraps to
the pool which was sexy, but then were completely naked at the pool. The hotel
was fine, it is not a 5 star resort, we didn't get any new towels nor have the
room cleaned in 3 days, but we still loved the place and can't wait to go back.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The foam party at Club Glamour (next door)
was the best. From 2p-7p each day it is just a wild scene....you must be
totally naked to go in and there anything goes....just wow.
| June 2012 - Peter
||The clothing optional resort Cap dÁgde in France is
one of the biggest naturist resorts in Europe. We met severel people from all
over the world. In the months: july, august. The vilage is completly packed.
Also on the beach there are many foreign people. At the end of august the
Harley Davidson club visits the naturist village.( If you want we will send you
photo's from this event) In the resort are a few good hotels. And also in the
village are good restaurants. Many nightclubs are open till 6 a.m in the
morning. In the evening a lot of woman are dressed in sexy outfits. It is funny
to see how people like these outfits. So it is a good place to be in summer.
Mostly the weather is also good as well in the evening. So you can be naked the
whole time if you wish. Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
|May 2012 - nandini
||NATURIST EXPERIENCE AT CAP D AGDE (FIRST
PART) I have just returned from my first time naturist experience at Cap D'agde
as a single woman ,What an experience. The weather was pretty hot with
occasional breeze with chilly evenings . Lots of confusion generated in my
mind.about naturist as a single woman , first timer and its safety At one point
I thought of enjoying holiday in a fully clothed way and give up my naturist
lifestyle and return back as I was belonged to conservative family where nudity
in public place against the rule by our tradition. The place was reached from
Paris to Agde by TVG about 4 hours journey, and Cap d Agde by taxi about 20
EURO , hotel by 5 PM after paying naturist village entry tax.I have to pull my
luggage a distance from taxi to hotel with submissive , shyness, and lots of
anxiety in mind. At hotel desk I got a very co-operative lady explained me
everything about the rules of naturist village. Hotel was was just incredible,
a true naturist area, quite clean spacious for a single occupancy and served
I thought of coming outside of hotel to fill my stomach
and came out with full dresses. I saw few naked men and couple at a distance,
the woman looked at me with repulsive attire .I fed my stomach and return back
. Next morning I was soo embarrassed to go out fully naked to maintain the rule
of the village.I walked out naked from bathroom and looked in full size mirrior
from different corners. No... Let me enjoy naturism , I had to go out of room
naked. First let me adjust within the hotel itself. I tried to come naked to
the corridor several times. Finally I came out naked with much inhibition and
saw a male fully naked coming out just opposite to my room. It was a memorable
experience to me. I enjoyed the breakfast naked by the swimming pool with so
many naturist surrounding me. Breakfast was excellent and fair prices too.
being a single , was not able to experience the clubs/saunas etc.etc. When I
got there, and at the same time managed to do a lot without clothes including
shopping, breakfast, relaxing poolside or on the beach. On a whole, it was the
best time for me. Nandini
|August 2011 - J.J.
||Just back from Cap d'Agde. Stayed at Le
Jardin d'Edin, the Best Located, nicest (and expensive) lifestyle timeshare
hotel. The most important recommendation I can make is to use the taxi service
provided by 'melshags 'The typical taxi will drop kick you at the development's
gated entry, leaving you lost with your luggage.... a very rough way to start
Daytime: men:wraps& nothing Women: Bling & see
Nightime men: Clubshirt, black pants/shoes
Women: Bling & see through (no pants permitted in clubs!!!)
Castaways Note: If you arrange transfers from Castaways from
Agde train station or Montepellier airport or train station, private transfers
are arranged which deliver you right to your apartment building.
|July-August 2010 - Tinkerbell & Hook
||Cap d Agde was very captivating. We
thoroughly enjoyed the fact that you could go nude nearly everywhere and we
did. We walked the beach and did the shops and a cafe or two. Bought food and
cooked the majority of our meals. Could sit on the balcony and look out at the
sea. We were on the second floor of the Heliopolis area. Also checked our some
of the clubs located in the area and found them to be quite different from
anything anywhere else. Beautiful sunshine, lovely people made for a delightful
|Sept 2007 - J & K
||Responding to your request for "How was it"
at Cap d'Agde: Great.
Ann and David James got us set up fine in
apartment K-302 of Heliopolis. Building K has no elevator and neither do
several other sections. We were having such a good time, we extended for
another 5 days in a unit in Section D which did have an elevator. It helped a
lot with luggage, otherwise, we did not require an elevator.
certainly go back, but it is not the place for all nudists. We found the open
sexuality* very entertaining, but there are many who might find it offensive.
We met a British couple who were living aboard their yacht in the harbor, and
they took us around and showed us the night life.
Our nudist experience
is nude beaches/hot springs, camping in the desert and hiking nude with
friends, Magic Circle at Quartzite, Arizona in the winter, and of course the
ANNR nudist clubs. So, Cap d'Agde was an eye opener, but we had a great time.
The first time we observed the beach "activity" near the campground, my wife
said she would rather use the beach close to the Heliopolis. One day later, she
decided that maybe it wasn't so bad after all, as the scene was rather boring
next to the the condo's.
*NOTE from Castaways: The "sensual
activities" are typically found only in isolated spots on the northern part of
the beach beyond the campground area and inside a few of the "adults only"
clubs in the main shopping centers.
We were not very well prepared
for the clothing attire common in the evening, as it is so different from what
we did at ANNR clubs for big parties, like New Years Eve, etc. ANNR downplays
the suggestive look, and at the Cap, the sexier, the better.
from Castaways: Most guests at Cap d'Agde wear clothes in the evening
We found it slow in meeting people, primarily because we speak no
French, and only some basic German. Very few English speaking people at the Cap
(except in the shopping areas and stores). We did meet a few Brits that we hit
it off with at David and Ann's Sunday evening cocktail hour, and the Yacht
folks, so we found that aspect (meeting lots of people) disappointing. We
generaly go out of our way to meet folks at the ANNR clubs, and as a result,
have many friends in the nudist community. We may try to return year after
next, only earlier in the season (May/June).