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Facts about France
Stuff to See and Do
1 To 3 Days
Just off the Mediterranean coast of France, between Cannes and Marseilles, is Iles d'Hyeres. The island, is 1/3 military outpost, 1/3 nature preserve, and the final third is Heliopolis - a small, very laid-back nudist village. It's basically a restaurant, a general store (run out of someone's garage), and a few hotels and houses surrounded by beautifully clear water! There are a few trails to hike, along with the short hike to the nude-only beach- everywhere else is clothing optional. Go in late spring/ early summer (i.e. may) when the weather is warm but the summer crowd hasn't invaded yet. Take a bus to Hyeres or Le Lavandou in order to catch a ferry out to the island. Be careful, the bus schedules to those towns are sparse on holidays (including oddball, little known catholic holidays, yes, i know from personal experience). Sorry, no photo, the photo places I took the film to wouldn't develop the pictures for me!