The boom of naturism

France is the world's first destination for naturists! In 2015, 2 million naturist visitors came to France. In 2016, this number grew to over 2.6 million regular enthusiasts and 13.4 million people who enjoy it on an occasional basis.

An incredible boom, constantly attracting new fans!

Over the past three years, the phenomenon has attracted many young people, according to the French Federation of Naturism (FNN), noting in particular that the community of naturists has expanded by 40 % between 2014 and 2015.

The numbers

In 1982, a survey found that among the French, 86 % were in favour of nudity on public beaches. In 1993, another survey reported that 5.5 million French people out of 58 million had already enjoyed naturism. Today, there are more than 13.4 million!

France, a welcoming land for naturism

For many, France is the home of European naturism. French naturist centres are popular destinations for holidaymakers who wish to live naked in a friendly atmosphere in harmony with nature.

Did you know that naturism in France has more than 115 naturist centres; 39 camping grounds run by associations; 35 guest houses or B&Bs in 2015, 20 000 naturist camping sites on the territory, representing 60,000 beds and more than 8 million overnight stays per year, 3,000 direct and indirect jobs and one and a half million enthusiasts in France, including foreigners?

Naturist tourism represents nearly 300 million euros in annual revenue for the French tourism trade. The naturist regions are mostly found in Aquitaine, Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and along the northern coastline: Vendée, Brittany and Normandy. You will find holiday centres in these locations: the domain L'Origan and Lauzons in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, the domain Laborde in Aquitaine, Bagheera in Corsica, Le Colombier in Vendée and Creuse Nature in Creuse.

Discovering France from a natural point of view is a new way to spend a holiday. Whether you are naturist enthusiast or just tempted to give it a go, the holiday centres will treat you to the very best of what naturism has to offer!