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Mooring piers at the Île du Levant

Île du Levant (aka Le Levant), is an island in the Îles d'Hyères archipelago in Var.


Military area at the Île du Levant

Most of the island (90%) is a military area, missile test centre. The rest of the territory consists of the naturist village of Heliopolis and the nature reserve, Domaine des Arbousiers. People are free to practise naturism (that is to say, be naked) everywhere except in the village square and the port, where le minimum of dress is required, which is understood to mean a thong or g-string or a sarong. It is obligatory to be naked on the plage des Grottes (Cave Beach) and on the coastal walkways.

Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

Get around[edit]

Motor vehicles are not allowed in the Heliopolis village, one walks everywhere.



  • Walk naked along the coastal walkways
  • Swim naked at the plage des Grottes (Cave beach)



  • Le Gambaro
  • Le Bazar




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