The club, which welcomes American members (dues $10), has 18 summer villages, including one afloat. Some open mid-May and all open by June 15. Five stay open till late October: Moorea, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia and Sicily. The nine other beach villages close at the end of September. The summer mountain villages—St. Moritz and Leysin in Switzerland, Mon�tier in France—are open in mid-June, St. Moritz closes mid-August, the others mid-September. The club also has nine winter villages for skiing. All prices given below are for a two-week stay. At the beginning and end of the season a third week's stay is free. Excursion prices are extra. Agents in the U.S. are Club M�diterran�e, 11478 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif.; Dee Travel Agency, 342 Madison Avenue, New York 17, N.Y.; and all Air France offices.
Moorea, FRENCH POLYNESIA offers a two-week stay for S200 exclusive of transportation. A third week here is free this summer. A 3�-day flying boat excursion to Bora-Bora (see page 59) costs $100. Achzib, ISRAEL ($120) is north of the little port of Acre, near Haifa. It is noted for underwater fishing and its side trips (a week's tour of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Beersheba and the Negev costs $90). Al Hoceima, MOROCCO ($90) is on an immense beach in former Spanish Morocco. There is an excellent trip (9 days for $116) to Marrakesh at the foot of the High Atlas. Djerba, TUNISIA ($90) has superb underwater fishing. The island has not changed much since Homer made it the land of the Lotus-eaters in the Odyssey. A five-day tour of Tunisia, taking in Tunis and Carthage, costs $60. There are four villages in Italy: one on the mainland, one off the coast of Sardinia and two in Sicily. Cefal�, SICILY ($90) has an outstanding school for sailing and snorkeling. Lipari ($120), an island village off the coast, is a scuba diver's paradise, but it is only for Spartans, and everyone is asleep by 10 p.m.
Palinuro, ITALY ($90), 80 miles south of Naples, offers a splendid beach, water skiing and a $30 excursion to Capri, Pompeii, Sorrento and Naples. The fourth Italian village is Caprera ($90), an island off the coast of SARDINIA. It has the best sailing school in the club. Santa Giulia ($100) on CORSICA, completely isolated, has the club's best beach—and the safest. Cadaqu�s, SPAIN ($110), on the Costa Brava in Salvador Dali country, is luxurious by club standards. The chief sport is scuba diving. A four-day trip to Madrid and Toledo costs $63. No children under 10 at this one. There are two villages in YUGOSLAVIA: Sveti Marko ($100), with a trip to the mountains of Montenegro and trout fishing in the Black Lake for $21, and Pakostane ($100), with a three-day stay in Venice ($42) or a six-day cruise down to Dubrovnik ($50). GREECE has Aigion ($90) on the Gulf of Corinth, with a week-long trip to Turkey by air ($104), and Corfu ($90; SI, Aug. 22, 1960), which is so popular that there are two shifts for dinner. It is from Corfu that the floating village, a ca�que, will be launched this year. Members must be qualified divers, and there is a waiting list.
The three mountain villages each cost $120. They are ideal for children, who are allowed in when they are 4, at a reduced rate. Mountain climbing is the main activity. From St. Moritz—new this season—there are excursions to Italian lakes ($21).