If you are looking for unusual holidays abroad look no further!
Yiu may have already ticked off locations such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Paris, a safari and walking through Times Square in NYC, off of your bucket list, you might want next to visit Cap d’Agde and the world largest naturist resort.
So maybe it is now time for a holiday or vacation with a real difference. A visit to the worlds biggest and most fun naturist resort!
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Cap d’Agde as a resort is a place you can visit to feel comfortable with nature itself and with your own body, a place where you learn to accept your own body.
Other trips provide their own liminal zones and experiences. For a visitor to Cap d’Agde, the unique experience of walking along the mile-long beach with thousands of other similarly au naturel holidaymakers can be a great way to rediscover oneself.
One lady who visits each year after discovering the resort two years ago, reports that seeing her body physical change to that of a busy mother, with little time for doing the exercise she enjoyed as a student, visiting Cap was a chance to regain her confidence. Feeling very awkward at first, within 2 days she was hooked on the resort and has not looked back since.
The experience has enabled her to regain the confidence she had before pregnancy. Experiencing the resort has given her extra confidence and given her the drive now to be able to return to the workplace and to be the confident and strong person she was in her university days. Such experiences and stories are common, on talking to visitors to this resort on the south coast of France.
What makes this resort even more interesting is the mix of nationalities from France, UK, North America, Australia, Italy, Russia, Finland and many other countries. If you are feeling brave, then this information below will help you in getting there. Entering and the resort is in your hands!
Try searching for Cap d’Agde on the French train timetables and you will NOT find a station. This is because you need to look for the station name of ‘Agde’. Agde is the town and the train station is located in the heart of the town. The town centre is roughly 4 miles (about 3km) from the resort and is a short 15-minute taxi ride (if a taxi is available) from outside of the main train station.
Many people drive down to the Sète and Agde areas to explore these towns, both of which are popular fishing towns flanked by the Balearic Sea to the south. One of the single most popular attractions in France though, after Euro Disney and Paris itself, is the resort at Le Cap d’Agde.
If you are driving from northern Europe or the UK, the trip down itself can be a great experience in its own right. Many people make this trip so that they can drive down in their own motor-home or bring down their own caravan and taking the route which allows you to see the stunning Millau Bridge, which provides stunning views of the local region.
One thing I would warn you is that the French road police are quite strict on the speed limits so, no matter how excited you are to start your holiday in Agde, do try and keep to the speed limits, unless you want an on the spot fine. Your StaNav or other navigational device more than likely will not take you via the Millau Bridge route, so you will need to program into the system your preferred route.
There is little point in visiting the resort between the months of October and May because the resort is all but closed down in the winter months, the weather understandably too cold and unsuitable for the nature of this resort. You’d be walking with nothing but goosebumps! The naturist resort is very much a seasonal resort and, during the peak months, there can be an estimated 30,000 tourists or more at one time staying in the resort.
There is no absolute requirement that you must walk around in the buff all the time at the resort, although it is certainly the point of this very unique destination and why not embrace the chance to really learn to be at one with your own body and to gain the confidence that you have perhaps lost in the middle years?!
Sometimes you have to do the unthinkable, the seemingly dangerous (in a cognitive but not literal sense), and just live life on the travel edge and experience new things, places, peoples, foods and cultures.
Few people ever regret trying different forms of travel be it a trip to Cap d’Agde, one’s first ever snorkelling experience or a trip driving across Canada. You might want to do these things and live life to the full whilst still on this planet yourself. Try a new country, a new experience, taste a new food and speak with new people each year, from a different culture. Take a chance and experience something new!
Guest Post by Sian Phillips from Newport, Wales.