Sustainable tourism

Preparing for a responsible stay

Eco-labeled accommodation

Accommodation

Two hotels are eco-labelled on our territory:

  • Hotel du Parc in Saumur (European ecolabel)
  • The Originals, Le Londres Hotel in Saumur (label Green Key : label allowing to have the insurance of a preserved environment on its place of residence, and encouraging more respectful ecological practices in the sector of tourism.)

Campsites

  • Three labeled campsites Green Key : Flower Ile d'Offard campsite in Saumur, Au Bord de Loire campsite in Gennes.
  • The campsites huttopia Saumur and Huttopia Rillé campsite (37) (Huttopia: a type of holiday that respects the environment)
  • Le Bois Davy campsite in Le Thoureil is a eco-place labeled Refuge LPO

With Kyrielle (operator of the agglomeration community for waste management), campsites are implementing waste sorting and a compost solution : Camping de l'Isle Verte in Montsoreau, Camping Terre d'Entente in Saint Martin, Camping Flower Ile d'Offard in Saumur, Camping le Barrier in Turquant, Camping de la Brêche in Varennes, Camping de la Grande Pâture in Vernantes.

Gîtes and bed and breakfasts

  • The bed and breakfast L'ile du Saule in Saumur is labeled Panda cottage. Sensitive to nature and the preservation of the environment, the owner promotes local heritage.
  • Labeled Park Values, Accueil Vélo et Loire by bike, The Domaine de Joreau in Gennes offers lodgings (Douceur Angevine, Belle Etoile, Logis Escale) and guest rooms, between the Loire and the Forest, for a countryside experience.
  • Le Logis du Bourg Neuf is a gite located in Dampierre-sur-Loire and marked Park Values.

Committed restaurants

Restaurant Fontevraud l'Ermitage in Fontevraud l'Abbaye: Green Star in the 2020 Michelin Guide)

Restaurant Auberge des Isles in Montreuil-Bellay (Ecotable 3 macaroons). Ecotable meets the need to eat better, in a way that is more respectful of our health and the environment.

The restaurant of the Château du Rivau, the Table of the Fairies labeled Green Key (Green Key)

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

Committed to the Zero Waste Challenge

La Maine-et-Loire CCI accompanies restaurateurs in a process of reducing food waste, sorting and recovering waste, especially organic waste.
In Saumur Val-de-Loire, 10 restaurants have committed to this Zero Waste challenge: The Bad (Saumur), Brasserie le 7 (Saumur), TheHostellerie St Paul (Vivy) Comedy (Saumur), La Philippiere (Long), Hazelnut Beef (Saumur), Le Keating (Saumur), The Casseroles (Rosiers sur Loire), L'ESSENTIEL (Saumur), butchery (Saumur).

Places to visit

Certifié ISO 14001, LPO Refuge, and Brand Values ​​Regional Natural Park, the Bioparc is a zoological park internationally recognized for its commitment to safeguarding endangered species, with its “Nature Projects” carried out around the world.

 

In environmental matters, Agri Confidence® is based on the implementation of the AFNOR NF V01-007 standard: “quality and environmental management system for agricultural production”

Certified ISO 26 000 and labeled LPO shelter, winner of the Regional Sustainable Development Trophies in February 2014, the Abbey set up an energy center with a wood boiler room, and is committed to biodiversity with eco-grazing.

The Park House

Located in Montsoreau, the Park House is a place of information, visit and awareness, allowing to discover the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park.
In this building, built according to an environmental quality approach, a sensory scenography presents the Loire landscapes and the men who shaped them. Touch and smell boxes, soundtracks, films give you the keys to understanding in a fun way.

The Maison du Parc is also a lively place with exhibitions temporary, workshops. for families, a tourist information office, a resource centre, a shop and a picnic area.

Brand Values ​​Park

The national brandValues ​​Regional Natural Park"Distinguishes accommodation, restaurants, craftsmen, committed to the environment and a more united local economy.

Consult the list of service providers

Short circuits

Tasty mushrooms, creamy honey, varied cheeses and unique wines... without forgetting the fruit and vegetables, meat and cereals whose production shapes our landscapes and fills our plates.

Discover thedirectory of local producers from the territory of the Saumur Val de Loire agglomeration community, get in touch and taste!

Good reflexes

sort waste

Thanks to the app Kyrielle, locate the various points of voluntary contribution on the territory to sort your waste : glass, paper, household waste, recyclable packaging, cardboard, textiles, shared compost bins, book boxes, waste collection centers, recycling centers, dishwashing box, free area.

Download the sorting guide

Reduce your waste

You can do your shopping in "bulk" and "zero waste" grocery stores (La Vie Claire, Biocoop, l'Echo des Bocaux. Most supermarkets and supermarkets now offer a bulk section)

For shopping purchases, fashion is vintage and recycling! Of the consignment stores, thrift stores and resource stores (Emmaus, Aspire, etc...) offer second-hand clothing, furniture and equipment, refurbished and sold by people in the process of integration. A good solution for the planet and for society.

Prefer soft mobility

On vacation, we take our time. It's a good time to test other modes of transport, it's good for you, for the environment and for the Destination!

Move low carbon

 

Switch to "slow tourism" mode

We give you good plans for a total disconnection, the discovery of local territories, meeting and sharing with local populations.

Slow tourism version

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