Myth and Reality Cap d’Agde – Find a travel guide with lots of information about the nudist and swinger „Village Naturiste Cap d´Agde“ – one of the unique places in the world for nudists and for the hottest swinger holidays.
The Village Naturiste Cap d’Agde is one of a kind. It is a small place of its own on the beach of Cap d’Agde and is also Europe’s largest swinger party paradise. Originally planned and founded in the late 1960s / early 1970s as a resort for nudists on the outskirts of Cap d’Agde, the autonomous naturist village now accommodates everyone and has risen to become a Mecca for hedonists, open-minded and sex-positive people, free spirits, swingers and fetish-oriented people. Ok, this does not work without problems between nudists and swingers, even today.
Naked City – Bare as you dare
However, it´s absolutely necessary for nudity to be tolerated. “Bare as you dare” is the theme because you can be naked on the beach as well as at a café or even in the supermarket. You meet all kinds and generations of people there and we mean really all sorts of people (families with children, couples, singles, younger and older, slimmer and chubbier, etc.). There is a fee to enter the village and behind the gates, a different world opens up, a world which you have to see at least once in your life.
Every year, up to 40,000 people gather there in the high season – July/August. One of the claims of Cap d’Agde is the liberal lifestyle away from traditionalism: nudism, sex in all its existing forms and shapes and also swinging. Here you will meet many European swingers, but also more and more people from other continents. You will come upon many parties in the swingers clubs and music bars, at foam and pool parties, at countless private ones because every year thousands of open-minded couples travel to Cap d’ Agde to celebrate together their “swingers holiday” in this huge complex.
Cap d’Agde Village Naturiste
The naturist village has its own (almost) complete infrastructure, everything is available. From hotels (there are even apartment hotels for couples only), where you can enjoy this sexual freedom (for instance at the pool where you can watch other people), holiday homes with their own gardens, a large camping site, four shopping areas with literally unlimited number of boutiques and (sex) shops, hairdressers, supermarkets, bakeries and snack bars, a post office, ATMs, a laundry, restaurants, bars, discos, swingers clubs, saunas, areas for pool and foam parties and a long beach with sun loungers and beach bars, varying from simple to classy.
Cap d’Agde surroundings
Cap d’Agde itself is a beautiful holiday resort with many leisure facilities and sporting opportunities such as diving, jet skiing, tennis, golf and a huge variety of bars & restaurants. Naturally, there are also cinemas, a theatre, concerts, discos and nightclubs. In the outskirts of the resort you can also find many traditional markets.
An overview of possible accommodation can be found on Erotravel.de and it is also possible to book attractive apartments/studios, flats in hotels or hotels via Erotravel.de.
Getting to Cap d’Agde – What is the best way to get there?
Cap d’Agde is located in the South of France on the Mediterranean coast between Béziers and Montpellier. From Béziers to the Village Naturiste (which is only signposted from the entrance of Cap d’Agde when you reach main road N112) it is about 30 km and from Montpellier about 65 km. The coordinates are: 43°17’49.6 “N 3°31’26.2 “E
A9 motorway, exit “Agde” n°34 (15 km on the R.N. 312 motorway), or Motorway A75 through Clermont-Ferrand (R.N. 112, between Béziers and Sète).
The nearest airports are the small airport of Bezier and Montpellier. A little further away, Toulouse and Marseille are another possibility. The best option is to fly to Montpellier and then rent a car. In this way you are mobile and can also visit the region or buy the groceries you need more cheaply in one of the large supermarkets. In Montpellier there are many car rental companies, but it is always best to book in advance. For long distances, it is the quickest and least stressful way to travel to your holiday destination and still be mobile throughout your holiday. Montpellier Méditerranée Airport (71 km).
Béziers-Agde-Vias Airport (15 km) – From here, the best/fastest way to get to the naturist village is by taxi. There are also transfer offers that can be booked in advance.
Another option is to fly to Girona or even Barcelona (from there, however, it is another 3 hours by rented car). Keep in mind that flights and rental cars are often cheaper than renting a car in France. By car, it is 220 km from Girona to Agde, and about 300 km from Barcelona.
SNCF to Agde, Agde station. If you arrive by train at Agde station, you can take one of the buses outside the station that go directly to the naturist resort. You can also opt for a taxi – the taxi stand is located right at the exit of the station.
Travel time – When is the best time to travel to Cap d’Agde?
High season: July & August
Mid-season: Mid May to end of June, and September
Low season: October to April (apart from Christmas/New Year)
Mid-July to mid-August is the absolute high season at Cap d’Agde. That’s when all the young and attractive people are there for partying and sex all around the clock. However, this also means that you have to expect long waiting times for admission to the pool party, to the foam party and to some of the clubs. Erotravel insider tip: The community Spicymatch* offers its members a “skip the queue” bracelet that allows you to avoid the queues. And if you sign up with the code „Erotravel“, you also get a three-month free use of all functions. In any case it’s worth it!
For those who don’t like parties and are more interested in relaxation, the low season could also be appealing. During the day, the weather is still warm and mostly sunny, only in the evenings it gets fresher due to the picking up breeze. At this time of the year, Cap d’Agde becomes a quiet place whose coasts invite you for relaxation and unwinding. This is the time when the fourteen-kilometer beach is not crowded and it is not only pleasantly wide, but also safe with the sand sloping down to the water and the shallow entry into the sea. The water of the sea itself is extraordinary clear, as the currents keeps it in constant motion.
However, most restaurants, bars and shops are also closed in the low season. So ask yourself: “Why do I want to go to the Cap?” Party/swing or recreation/nudist?
Special organized trip to Cap d´Agde – best choice for newcomers.