Natural areas are essential destinations for those who are interested in sustainable tourism. Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is home to many of these areas, which have activities, lodging and restaurants that are committed to this approach. You can find them via the eco-label system, an essential for responsible holidays.
Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional
The “Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional” collective brand, developed by the Regional Natural Parks, rewards local companies that are engaged in sustainable development approaches. Agricultural, food and craft products and tourist services in particular are eligible for this brand. By choosing “Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional” providers, you help sustain and maintain the area that you are visiting.
Esprit Parc National
A Brand Inspired by Nature
The four National Parks have developed deals with local lodging, restaurants, and products; authentic and natural activities; and holidays which share the values of the National Parks : commitment, authenticity, respect, sharing, vitality. “Esprit Parc National” products and services guarantee the conservation and the promotion of these exceptional areas.
That Move Towards Responsible Tourism
Other certifications, labels and brands are committed to responsible tourism, in natural areas as well as elsewhere in the South. Look out for Ecogîte and Ecogeste labels of Gîtes de France for guest rooms and holiday rentals; Clef Verte, the first international environmental label in hotel and catering; Hotels au Naturel, hotels on a human scale located in exceptional natural areas; and the European Ecolabel, recognised by all member countries of the European Union.