Cap d'Agde is one of the best known nudist resorts in Europe. It's in Languedoc, an area of great beauty which enjoys great weather as well. There are beautiful beaches along this part of the Mediterranean coast running south from the fishing port of Sète where colorful fishing boats bob up and down in the harbor. A little further afield you come to the fabulous city of Montpellier so there's plenty to see and do in the area if you can tear yourself away from the resort. It's one of many nudist and naturist resorts in France, several of which are on the Atlantic west coast.
Hotel Eve - The Bottom Line
This hotel isn't the Ritz - but you can't wander around the Ritz in the buff either. It's a 3-star hotel with 45 rooms and 3 suites, all renovated and all with much-needed air conditioning. All rooms have a pretty decor and en suite bathrooms have either a shower or a bath tub so specify when you book. The three suites are larger, and some have terraces overlooking the garden. This is the only hotel within the naturist quarter and it offers rental apartments as well. There's a heated outdoor pool and a Solarium on the roof as well as massage and beauty treatments in the spa, sauna, jacuzzi, free wi fi and satellite TV.
The staff is extremely, helpful and friendly from the proprietor to front desk clerks and the maids.
- It is the only hotel in Cap d'Agde's nudist community
- It has wonderful, friendly and helpful staff
- It's only a short walk to the beach
- It is closed in the off-season
- No meals are served except continental breakfast so you will have to visit cafes and restaurants for lunch and dinner.
- It is relatively cheap for a 3-star hotel, ranging per night from 99 euros a room in the low season to 189 euros for the Garden Suite which has a jacuzzi. But it does go up in the high season (July 13 to September 31) and will cost from 195 euros to 295 euros a night.
- All of the rooms have terraces or balconies overlooking either the pool or garden.
- Satellite TV is offered, but only BBC News and Euro Sports channels are in English.
- Optional continental breakfast of coffee, juice, croissants, yogurt, and cereal runs from 8 to 15 euros per person per day.
- Rooms feature mini-bars, safes, hairdryers, telephones, iPhone station, and flat-screen TV.
Hotel Eve Review
This hotel in the naturist quarter has one pro that beats all others: the staff is tremendously helpful. Most are fluent in English, and they constantly bend over backward to assist with every question or whim. They are available around the clock, as is the lounge, so it's possible to get a cocktail or cafe au lait at any hour.
The pool is heated, it's lined with padded chaise lounges, and it's a few steps from the lounge. It's easy to spend your visit there just relaxing beside the pool, getting that seductive all-over tan and sipping drinks. The hotel isn't right on the beach, but it's only a 5- to 10-minute walk away.
The standard rooms can be quite small and being a 3-star holiday hotel they are not luxurious. If you want that, take one of the suites which are larger and with Queen size beds. The best is the Garden Suite, with its outdoor jacuzzi inviting you to sit and watch the stars at night.
Since the renovation, all the rooms are air-conditioned, a must in this part of France where summer temperatures can rise steeply.
There is a new spa, offering a jacuzzi and sauna and various treatments.
While the hotel's only meal served is continental breakfast, it has arrangements with a nearby restaurant for ordering other meals (ranging from sandwiches to pizza to pasta) which you can then eat in your room, which is where the Garden Suite really comes into its own.
All in all, this is a great hotel providing for all your basic needs.
34300 Cap d’Agde
Tel.: 00 33 (0)4 67 26 71 70