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European Ecolabel

It is the only official European eco-label valid in all countries of the European Union and supported by public authorities.

Products bearing the European Ecolabel are more ecological et better for health over their entire life cycle.

Choosing the European Ecolabel means encouraging producers and retailers to move towards more responsible production and encouraging more virtuous practices: eco-design, repairability, recyclability... to save resources and fight against climate change.

L'Hôtel du Parc*** in Saumur has held the European Ecolabel since 2010.

Hotel restaurant
Hotel du Parc Saumur
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
  • Air-conditioning
  • Pool
Saumur
From  69€ /night
the heated swimming pool
Hotel restaurant
Hotel du Parc Saumur
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
  • Air-conditioning
  • Pool
Saumur

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Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | European Ecolabel
Trademarks & labels | European Ecolabel
Trademarks & labels | Logis
Trademarks & labels | Logis

Green Key

This label provides the assurance of a preserved environment in his place of residence, and encourages ecological practices more respectful in the tourism sector.

An establishment with the Green Key label contributes to the ecological transition, is committed to the preservation of biodiversity, water resources, reduces GHG emissions, and improves the working environment of its team.

They are labeled Green Key :

Home Farmer

The network aims to build, defend and promote peasant agriculture and a diversified rural world, solidarity, ecological and living.

Farmers open their doors and offer accommodation, a meal, entertainment or product tasting, in order to discover their profession, their culture and their territory. 

They belong to the network Home Farmer : the Farm of 3 Boudins in Vernantes (lodging and peasant products), the Harbor Farm in Souzay-Champigny (gîte, bed and breakfast and unusual accommodation), and the Cellar of the Prévoté in Montreuil-Bellay (gîte and bed and breakfast).

Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and Breakfast Caveau de la Prévôté
  • Parking
Montreuil-Bellay
From  75€ /night
Accueil Vélo
Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and Breakfast Caveau de la Prévôté
  • Parking
Montreuil-Bellay

Bienvenue à la Ferme

The farmers of the network undertake to offer quality farm products, to offer their guests a personalized and professional welcome in a neat environment, and to be ambassadors of a sustainable and responsible agriculture, rooted in the land.

La Cellar of Nathalie and David Drussé is labeled Welcome to the farm:

Tasting cellar, Producer, Organic Producer
Cellar Nathalie & David Drusse
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Free access
Troglo cellar
Tasting cellar, Producer, Organic Producer
Cellar Nathalie & David Drusse
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

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Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Home bike
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Welcome to the farm
Trademarks & labels | Welcome to the farm
Trademarks & labels | Tourist cellars
Trademarks & labels | Tourist cellars
Trademarks & labels | Organic Agriculture
Trademarks & labels | Organic Agriculture
Trademarks & labels | Independent winemaker from France
Trademarks & labels | Independent winemaker from France
FrancePassion
FrancePassion

Panda Cottages

The Panda Gîtes are accommodation solutions Gîtes de France®, to which the WWF grants its label under certain conditions:

  • The owner is sensitive to nature and the preservation of the environment
  • The owner promotes local heritage to his guests
  • The cottage is located in an exceptional and protected environment

They are labeled Gîtes Panda:

Ecotable

It is a label which concerns only the restaurants. It aims to reduce the environmental impact of catering. The restaurant is part of the food ecological transition. From farmers to companies recycling and recovery of bio-waste passing through associations for the recovery of unsold food…

He holds the label Ecotable : Restaurant The Inn of the Isles in Montreuil-Bellay

Michelin Green Star

It promotes eco-responsible initiatives put in place by an establishment and which are likely to reflect a strong commitment to environmental protection. sustainable gastronomy : from the attention given to the origin of the products to the respect of seasonality, through the balance and composition of the menus, the work on the management of waste or the restaurant's resources, or even the capacity of the teams in the restaurant to make their customers aware of the establishment's sustainable approach.

He holds theGreen Star in the Michelin guide: Fontevraud-The Restaurant in Fontevraud l'Abbaye

Hotel restaurant
Restaurant Fontevraud L'Ermitage
  • Parking
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Restaurant Fontevraud L'Ermitage
Hotel restaurant
Restaurant Fontevraud L'Ermitage
  • Parking
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

The restaurant is located within the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud in the Saint-Lazare cloister.

About us

Always a welcoming place and meeting place, Fontevraud L'Ermitage, a 4-star hotel and starred restaurant in the heart of the royal Abbey of Fontevraud, perpetuates the art of entertaining in a majestic setting, far from the tumults of the world.

\ An artist in the kitchen
If the stay at Fontevraud L'Ermitage offers a break of tranquility, the gastronomic table is the highlight of this beneficial experience, led by chef Thibaut Ruggeri, Bocuse d'Or, 1 Michelin star, 3 Gault&Millau toques, also awarded by the green star of sustainable gastronomy: “I see myself as a hermit cook. Deliberately away from the tumults of the world, I observe it, especially at night, to take its pulse. The moon, its rhythms and mysteries, inspire the renewal of my recipes: thus the unique Moon menu was born.” This personality is reminiscent of that of Robert d'Arbrissel, an itinerant and charismatic preacher who founded the Abbey in 1101.

Brands & Labels
Michelin Ranking | 1 Michelin star
Michelin Ranking | 1 Michelin star
Michelin Ranking | Michelin green star
Michelin Ranking | Michelin green star

Master restaurateur

You are in love with gastronomy and attached to values ​​such as home cooking, sustainable and local consumption ? Taste the delights of our Maîtres Restaurateurs, they sublimate the products of our committed producers!

They are Master Restaurateurs:

Park Values

It is a collective brand bearing the values ​​of the Regional Natural Parks: attachment to the territory, strong human and social dimension, preservation and enhancement of heritage.

These are accommodations with character, located in the heart of a preserved nature or an historic city ; restaurants and shops respectful of short circuits, local know-how and seasonality some products ; of tourist and heritage sites at the exemplary approach ; nature or cultural outings accompanied by committed and qualified actors, guarantee of a unique experience to share with family or friends.

Other standards and certifications

· There ISO 14001 standard certifies a system of environmental management which aims to improve environmental performance by controlling the impacts of the company's activities (optimization of energy and water consumption, selection of catering products, sorting of waste, respect for biodiversity and the local environment , sensitization.

It is ISO14001 certified: The Doué-la-Fontaine Biopark

 

·        Agri Confidence ® is a certification reserved for agricultural or wine-growing cooperatives, engaged in a responsible and sustainable approach based on traceability from vine to glass. The Agri Confiance® approach is committed to 3 major promises: ethics, the environment and corporate social responsibility. It highlights a dozen commitments such as the preservation of biodiversity and soil, the reduction of inputs and the fight against global warming with alternative farming methods.

Certified provider: Edonis House (formerly Robert & Marcel) in Bellevigne-les-châteaux

 

·        ISO 26000 standard : this is a repository that provides organizations with the guidelines for a CSR approach. It makes it possible to determine to what extent the decisions and activities of the company contribute to its sustainable development, its health and its well-being, in a transparent and ethical manner.

Certified provider: The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

 

Un LPO Refuge is public (eg green space) or private (garden, courtyard, terrace, balcony, etc.) land on which the owner is morally committed to preserving or restoring local biodiversity. He undertakes to respect 15 gestures included in a charter, aiming to :

- create favorable conditions for the life of the soil, wild fauna and flora.
- preserve the refuge from all pollution.
- reduce its impact on the environment.

 

 

Le Organic farming label is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Used for certification purposes, it allows, like the European organic logo, to identify products that are 100% organic or contain at least 95% organic agricultural products in the case of processed products.

Find this brand in wineries, food markets or at our local producers.

For territories and municipalities

The Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park

Saumur Val de Loire is located in the heart of the PNR Loire-Anjou-Touraine, between Tours and Angers. The Park was built around a recognized natural and cultural heritage, which it protects and enhances in consultation with its member communities and partners.

Internationally renowned and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Loire Valley benefits from an image for visitors associating the river with emblematic monumental sites in the history of France. Tourism is a major economic sector here.

The integration of sustainable development at all levels of tourist activity is one of the fundamental challenges of tomorrow's tourism. It is therefore important that professionals in the sector engage in a differentiated approach and build products adapted to this context. This is the strategy proposed by the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (CETD).

Since December 2014, the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park has been CETD approved for the quality of its tourism policy project in terms of the preservation and enhancement of natural or cultural heritage.

The PNR Loire-Anjou-Touraine recently presented an action plan for sustainable tourism, the priorities of which are:

  • Support nature tourism and slow tourism
  • Establish a territorial dynamic around sustainability: with the development of the brand “ Values ​​Regional Natural Park », by training service providers in good practices, by raising awareness among the general public, by proposing events on the theme of sustainable tourism, etc.

Small Towns of Character®

They federate the different actors to safeguard, maintain, restore and animate part of the French heritage. These atypical municipalities are involved in the tourist and urban development of the territories, between preserved nature and French cultural heritage:

  • Montreuil-Bellay
  • Le Coudray-Macouard
  • Le Puy-Notre-Dame
  • Montsoreau
  • Turquant
  • Chênehutte-Treves-Cunault
  • The Thoureil

Flowery Towns and Villages

The awarding of the Villes et Villages Fleuris label and its maintenance require municipalities to take into account a set of criteria concerning land use planning, the choice of plants, the preservation of the environment and the quality of the public space. Again a guarantee of environmental quality and preservation of biodiversity for these municipalities (3 flowers):

  • Doue-la-Fontaine
  • Le Coudray-Macouard
  • Montreuil-Bellay
  • Montsoreau
  • Saumur

Station Verte is the first French tourist label and was born in 1964.

Its objective: to promote nature tourism in France in villages and small towns!

Les Stations Vertes are committed to respecting a quality charter renovated at the end of 2013 around 10 strong commitments and 50 criteria, including ecotourism in:

  • supporting the development of short circuits (for example when they organize welcome drinks for tourists in season)
  • leading environmental education and awareness actions
  • contributing to the preservation of biodiversity.

Spotlight on...

  • Montreuil-Bellay is distinguished by an exceptional medieval heritage. The fortified city presents itself to you intact on its cornice, contrasting with the tranquility inspired by the Thouet, flowing at its feet. Rewarded by various labels (Green station – fishing station, Small town of character, Towns and Villages in bloom (3 flowers), Most beautiful detours in France, etc.), the town of Montreuil-Bellay is committed to pursuing a policy of sustainable development. It seeks harmony between green spaces and built heritage, while preserving natural resources and biodiversity.
  • Montsoreau is labeled "Small City of Character", Village in bloom (3 flowers) and one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France". Located at the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne, in the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park, a major river stopover, Montsoreau is also an essential stopover on the Loire à Vélo. Its castle, its flowery alleys, its troglodytes and its old dwellings will not fail to seduce you!

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