Demanding Vacation au naturel: European Nudism and Postwar Municipal Development on the French Riviera*

@article{Harp2011DemandingVA,
  title={Demanding Vacation au naturel: European Nudism and Postwar Municipal Development on the French Riviera*},
  author={Stephen L. Harp},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={513 - 543}
}
  • S. Harp
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
In the October 15, 1952, edition of La France, journalist Henry-Marie Vidal reported that “the delights of Heliopolis . . . are now known throughout the world. In the summer that just ended, 30,000 nudists peopled the island [of Levant] that was once so quiet. They spoke all languages, and particularly German. . . . Economists confirm that the Ile du Levant, where precious currencies converge, can greatly aid the recovery of the franc.”1 As Vidal reminded readers, the Ile du Levant, the… 

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