The only holidaymakers who come to Heliopolis in July and August are those unable to determine the time of their vacation independently. Unfortunatly this class encompasses very many travellers, more than the small island's capacity. Dumb witness to the overcrowding is given by the masses of litter in the maquis, as the shore and in the water : paper, tin cans, empty bottles, cigarette cartons, dirty rags, filth of every description. Is your litter really necessary ? The island drowns in the dust cast up by its "worshippers" who are at one and the same time its "destroyers". Despite the dirt made by the visitors the Ile du Levant is a paradise for those in the know compared with the snobbish carrying-on on the Côte-d'Azur.
Ile du Levant in the nude n°111 Special Edition Sun & Health (Holidays) Limited 1967