Do you want to live your holidays “differently” in respect of the environment, by practicing activities in symbiosis with nature? Are you interested in local traditions by favoring meetings with the locals? This section is made for you!
Here you will find Girondin professionals engaged in an approach that aims to reduce the impact of their activity on the environment but also to develop a more responsible and united tourism.
Several forms of commitment exist: you may not know them all in detail, but they have in common the desire to defend a balance between the practice of a tourist activity and the management of the planet's resources.
The European Ecolabel
It is the only label common to all the countries of the European Union. Besides, you may already know it because it is visible in sectors other than tourism.
Organization, renewable energies, water and waste management… 67 criteria guarantee the reduction of the environmental impact of the services provided to the customer, throughout their life cycle.
For the customer, it's easy to get their bearings. Professionals play transparency!
Each hotel has an A to E label resulting from an ecological calculation: the more the rating tends towards A, the more the professional has implemented actions in favor of the environment.
Do not deduce from this that an establishment displaying a score of D is not making an effort! Quite the contrary. By choosing him, you encourage him to continue his actions in favor of the environment to improve his results.
Regional Park value: a territorial commitment
This is a brand, developed by the French Regional Nature Parks, which highlights products and services imagined and created by women and men who are committed to the preservation and promotion of their territory.
From local cultures to products developed according to traditional know-how, through the provision of services, in particular tourist services (accommodation, catering, leisure activities, etc.), this brand is intended to promote all service providers and companies wishing to demonstrate their desire to participate in a model of local, united and sustainable society.
Our favourite: the Cercle des Imaginaterres
Within the Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park, Les Imaginaterres is a kind of club of professionals where members exchange advice and tips to reduce their impact on the environment together. They have in common the passion of the territory of which they love to make discover the traditions and small treasures.
Being part of the Imaginaterres therefore does not mean being certified – moreover, they can obtain the Valeur Parc brand – but it means developing the same state of mind around common values.
The Green Key
Choosing the Green Key does not imply giving up comfort or finding higher prices!
The collective brand guarantees respect for nature and people, in particular by controlling water and energy consumption, by environmental management of waste, by leisure activities that do not harm nature and by promoting actors and natural assets of the territory.
The Ecogîtes of Gîtes de France
With Gîtes de France, we can speak of a safe bet, a brand anchored in all regions. Discover the guest rooms and vacation rentals labeled Ecogîtes, in a preserved environment that respects the environment. Preservation of natural resources and natural relaxation are the key words of this qualification.
Here we have told you everything. All you have to do is choose from the selection using the map. And since we're friendly, you can even sort by the engagement that's most important to you.