At least 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus after a large outbreak of the virus hit one of the most famous nudist colonies in Europe.

French regional health authorities said the situation at the Cap d’Agde resort was ‘very worrying’.

A spokesman for the Hérault Prefecture said: ‘We are in an alarming situation, therefore we ask that all the people of the village be tested before leaving the place and going elsewhere.

‘And we also ask all the people who wish to come to this naturist village to postpone their arrival.’

The outbreak of Covid-19 at Cap d’Agde comes as France reports almost 4,900 new Coronavirus cases over 24 hours, its highest figure since May.

Cap d’Agde is one of the most famous nudist colonies in Europe, which welcomes around 35,000 visitors every summer.