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  • More trouble at Cap d'Agde...

    The swingers are getting the locals upset! See http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ers-cheek.html

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    nzherald.co.nz
    Naturists rebuff free sex to uphold bare essentials
    5:30 AM Friday Sep 24, 2010
    Photo / Northern Advocate.
    Photo / Northern Advocate.

    France - To make a French nudist blush might appear to be a mission impossible. Not at Cap d'Agde on the Languedoc coast, home to "naked city", Europe's largest nudist holiday colony.

    A long-simmering war between two tribes of the unclothed - "traditional" nudists and so-called "libertines" or exponents of free sex - exploded into a public protest at the town's council meeting this week.

    Old-fashioned naturists have been complaining for years that Cap d'Agde's once-sedate nudist quarter has been disfigured by an influx of partner-swapping clubs and raunchy hotels. A flurry of arson attacks on sex clubs two years ago was blamed on low-level terrorism by nudist fundamentalists.

    At this week's Cap d'Agde council meeting, the protests took a more peaceful form. Old-fashioned nudists complained that they, and their children, were being confronted with "voyeurist" and "exhibitionist" behaviour, including sexual acts in public. Worse, they suggested, the "deviant" newcomers sometimes walked about in their clothes and mocked the "real" nudists.

    Florence Denestebe, an independent local councillor, said: "When the sun shines, there is an area of Cap d'Agde which turns into the European capital of free sex."

    She asked the town's Mayor and MP, Gilles d'Ettore, to intervene before Cap d'Agde's "oversexed" image caused an "explosion of libertine behaviour in non-nudist areas" of the town.

    About 30 traditional nudists (fully dressed) applauded her words from the public gallery. One said: "We bought a flat here 34 years ago because we wanted to live naked, to live with the sun. We wanted a natural life. Now, we are surrounded by wild animals."

    Another said: "There are often more people walking around dressed than undressed ... If you are just an ordinary nudist, they stare at you as if you were something bizarre."

    The Village Naturiste at Cap d'Agde, established 40 years ago, attracts up to 40,000 tourists at a time. Sometimes called "Naked City", it has its own 2km-long beach, port and marina, fenced off from the rest of the town.

    The village has nudist camp sites, apartments, a hotel, shops, restaurants, bars, hairdressers and even a nudist post office and bank.

    In the last decade, the village has been colonised by sex clubs and partner-swapping apartment complexes with names such as Les Jardins d'Eden (The Gardens of Eden) or Les Jardins du Babylon (The Gardens of Babylon).

    Deirdre Morrissey, a journalist who visited the resort for the Irish Independent last year, said rules had been relaxed to allow an invasion by the libertine movement for "commercial purposes".

    "Libertines believe in pure hedonism, including exhibitionism, as we discovered when we sampled the nightlife," she wrote.

    "Over our apres-dinner cappuccino, we were a little surprised to see a buffed-up guy dressed in a police uniform mincing around the restaurant bothering the patrons. [He ended by] thrusting his naked bits at a pair of female diners."

    D'Ettore said yesterday that he would consider the complaints but had already done all he could to keep the two tribes from each other's throats. By-laws had been passed to ban minors from raunchier establishments.

    The protesters were not necessarily representative, he said. There had been no formal complaints this summer.

    "We didn't invent partner-swapping or libertine behaviour in Cap d'Agde. This has been a social trend for 10 years," the centre-right Mayor said. "I refuse to make value judgments on the sexual habits of other people. I can't put a policeman behind all 40,000 nudists."

    - Independent

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      Re: More trouble at Cap d'Agde...

      Just saw this. Ha!

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        I remember seeing documentaries and hearing accounts of trips to Cap d'Agde back when I was a kid in France (70's-80's). The place back was then was a bastion of nudism for families from all over Europe. Then in the late 80's and 90's, Agde basically got hijacked by swingers and pornstars, which ran off the family-oriented vibe the place once possessed. A cautionary tale of what happens when capitalism takes over nudism.

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          Just thank goodness that America's premiere resorts like Caliente and Paradise Lakes would never allow "Libertines" to tarnish their reputations for family friendly naturism.

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            The best what we can do is avoid the place. No customers no business. For nudists there are many other places but for swinger business not.

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              Re: More trouble at Cap d'Agde...

              Originally posted by Sauna View Post
              The best what we can do is avoid the place. No customers no business. For nudists there are many other places but for swinger business not.
              It's kind of the opposite here.

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                I've heard this from people I know who've been there. No such problems on other French nudist beaches I've been to.

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                  One of naturist resorts in Croatia had a similar reputation. It was a resort that was first opened back in the early 70's. It was a genuine naturist resort until some 10 years ago got a reputation as a favorite place for swingers. Owners (a large tourist company) decided to change its name and convert it to a textile resort, although they never admitted that it was done due to the "reputation". They simply said that they were loosing guests and that they have another naturist resort in which they will invest all their future efforts for the development of a naturist tourism.

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                  • #10
                    I know this thread is old, but I'm concerned nonetheless. Next year this time I plan on being in Southern France (Cote d'Azur not Argent) and Cap d'Agde was penciled in for a few days. I'm no "libertine" so I've done a lot of research and so far everything points to staying at the nearby Rene Oltra campground for traditional nudism.

                    If anyone has been to the Cap recently, or Rene Oltra, I'd like to hear of your experience or recommendations.

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