The Durville Brothers

In 1931, the Durville brothers decided to open the first naturist centre on the island. Until then, le Levant had been a land of conflicts and uprising. Fifty years after the St Anne penitential colony closed its doors in 1848, they chose this remote island to launch their new concept: naturism. A village, along with its chapel and shops was born.


Naturism is permitted everywhere except in public places located in the port and around the village square. Naturism is mandatory o the Grottes beach – the only accessible beach of the island – and on most of the island’s coast.



Naturism is mandatory at the Grottes beach

Le Levant island




There is no electricity on the island. By nightfall, it is therefore essential to bring a flashlight.