What if, even whilst on holiday, you were to take the time to look after our beautiful planet? For some years now, some campsites have made the leap to ecotourism, by leading everyday initiatives to protect the environment. Establishments committed to this are very keen to share their values with holidaymakers, who very often leave full of new great ideas to use at home! In this themed section, we will enable you to discover 10 campsites, that have made environmentally responsible commitments.
Top 10 campsites practising green tourism
The Village de la Guyonniere is equipped with great facilities favouring the environment. On-site, in particular find the “eco-sorter” (known as the “écotri”). This machine indicates the compartments that campers should deposit their waste in! The campsite also has a drinking fountain, to limit use of plastic bottles. Great ideas which enable kids to learn sorting in a fun way!
Offering a new campsite vision, more ethical and more sustainable. This is the daily challenge that the Domaine de Massereau campsite takes up! Moreover since April 2021, it has been the first campsite in Europe to be 100% self-sufficient in electric energy. Energy which is produced by the long periods of sunshine, in the south of France during summer. In addition, all the facilities on the campsite meet environmental criteria and the grounds are responsibly maintained. A green holiday, what a delight!
More than once, the Le Paradis campsite has been rewarded for its commitment to the environment. On-site, everything has been well-thought-out to best protect our beautiful planet. Water is recycled and reused for toilet flushing or plant watering and 100% of the electricity comes from renewable energy sources. The produce on offer in the restaurant is local and waste is sorted and upgraded…All employees have also had training in “ecolabel” awareness-raising! A genuine “Paradise” for practising green tourism!
8.5 hectares of lush countryside, comprised of regional plants requiring limited watering. What awaits you when you go on holiday on the Le Dauphin campsite! This 5-star establishment is committed to the environment, in particular by selecting new accommodation made in France. It also produces daily energy savings, by installing water-saving taps, key switches and low-energy light bulbs. Waste recycling is also taken particularly seriously, as sorting bins are put into all mobile homes and battery and ink cartridge recycling points are available to holidaymakers.
We shouldn’t forget to mention the Ecolodge L'Etoile d'Argens campsite! Highly ecologically committed, it selects new accommodation according to its given “eco-sustainable” rental features! The campsite has also begun a gradual transition to become a 100% pedestrian campsite. It wishes to create a botanical garden of 2 hectares, to protect and also to promote the beauty of the fauna and flora in south-east France.
The Le Sérignan Plage campsite has, for a number of years, been involved in an environmental protection strategy. Located in a protected area, this campsite is very keen to lead awareness-raising initiatives to take account of this. Using electric vehicles, waste water recycling, new electric pumps to heat the swimming pool…The campsite even fights mosquitoes naturally by putting in nesting boxes for bats and swallows, highly fond of these insects!
Favouring ecotourism by using regional food produce, by protecting the surrounding flora and fauna, by rigorously managing waste recycling… Everyday initiatives which are taken very seriously, by this naturist campsite on Corsica. As environmental responsibility is taught from a young age, you should know that the Bagheera campsite, arranges numerous workshops, focused upon nature and zero waste. This ensures that children are aware of the importance of protecting the planet, whilst having fun.
In 2022, the Nouvelle Croze campsite has been named as the “jury’s favourite”, for being highly rigorous in its environmental commitments! Placing nature at the heart of the holiday is what this 4-star campsite wishes to do, by making numerous environmentally responsible commitments. You should know that 60% of the produce on the menu in the campsite restaurant is local. The vegetables are even harvested on the establishment, thanks to the ORGANIC vegetable garden that has been established. Obviously, not all the food waste goes in the bin, but is used for making compost for feeding the vegetable garden!
Water saving tap heads, low-energy light bulbs, recycled paper brochures...The Les Embruns campsite holds an ecolabel and deserves it! To offer its guests a warm holiday setting, you should know that this campsite has also planted more than 8,000 plants of varying species, by favouring varieties that do not require a regular water supply. So these delightful plants stay healthy, no chemical fertilizer has been used, only fertilizers obtained from compost and natural animal waste! A great idea 0 waste.
The Au Bocage du Lac campsite has an environmental policy structured into broad themes! First of all, there is zero waste. On-site, compost bins are available to holidaymakers and yellow sacks are provided for recyclable waste. You can even give your stale bread and potato peelings to the mini-farm animals! This campsite in Brittany has also set itself a zero plastic target. To achieve this, it is equipped with a fountain serving still or sparkling water. This enables a considerable reduction in plastic bottle purchases. Lastly, natural cleaning products are favoured here! The establishment uses ecolabel products and even gives guests formulas for making their own home-made cleaning products!