Saudi King Salman is spending his summer vacation at a villa on the French Riviera—and the locals are not happy about it. While denizens of the small seaside town of Vallauris are glad for the boost to their economy, the residents are protesting the closure of the municipal beach—and its nude-bathing zone—to accommodate the privacy and security needs of the Saudi king and his 1,person traveling party. Related: The Best Beaches in France.
By Kelby Carr. France is a country where going naked is second nature. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country.
Ready to disrobe? Here are 11 worth a look. As they say: When in the French Riviera….
American exceptionalism may have gotten us to the moon and back, but when it comes to actually mooning each other you know, on the beachwe're not exactly world-beaters. Europe, by contrast, is in a completely different league when it comes to shoreline skinny-dipping. Maybe it's their permissive attitude toward public nudity. But which ones are really worth your vacation days?
By Patrick Lion For Mailonline. A group of male teens who preferred to stare rather than strip at a French nudist beach sparked a huge brawl, it has been reported. About 10 youths are said to have entered the nude zone clothed at the beach at La Teste-de-Buch, in Arcachon, near Bordeaux.
Part of this Caribbean island is technically part of France, and its residents seem to have adopted the French laissez-faire attitude to nudity. This beach is all about the view—of the Golden Gate Bridge, that is. Conversation starter: Baker Beach has a cultural claim to fame—it's where the Burning Man festival started in
Topless sunbathing is becoming less popular among women in France — with researchers arguing this is the result of the MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault. The number of women who regularly sunbathe topless has fallen sharply in the past three years from 29 to 19 per cent, according to a survey of 5, women by the French Institute for Public Opinion. Young women aged 18 to 25 said harassment, criticism of their bodies and men ogling them were their biggest obstacles to baring their bodies.
For me, Corsica is a true paradise for beaches and it's only a two-hour flight from London or Manchester. Between Propriano and Bonifacio in sunny southern Corsica is Porto-Pollo beach, a long white arch of sand in a bay sheltered by green hills. I have been lucky to go to the Seychelles and Mauritius and it's like that — OK, a little bit less wild!