Green Living in France: Latest Eco-Tourism Trends | EUROtoday

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Eco-tourism and inexperienced residing in France is endlessly evolving – right here we carry you the newest information and developments, from biking in Normandy, to planting extra hedgerows within the French countryside.

The advantages of a biking break in France are manifold: it's a wholesome strategy to discover; you stand up shut and private with pure magnificence; you assist the atmosphere by eschewing automobile fumes and by selecting lodging that helps sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. An excellent instance is Normandy, the place you may discover the beautiful, and Alps-esque mountainous Suisse Normande (Norman Switzerland) space by bike – merely, comply with the Vélo Francette cycle route from ferry port Caen for about three hours (you may proceed on to La Rochelle as your lungs, legs and inclination dictate). An unmissable picture op presents itself on the beautiful Clécy Viaduct above the Orne river, whereas for a terrific inexperienced overnighter head to Camping de la Rouvre.

Bubble break within the Camping de la Rouvre

Train-ing day

In a radical eco-friendly transfer by the French Football Federation (FFF), all of France's nationwide soccer groups, together with the lads's and girls's Les Bleus, plus A-teams and junior squads, will take the practice to matches being performed lower than three hours from Paris. SNCF will likely be required to offer safety.

Life's a beech

Alpine ski resort Les Gets has launched wood ski passes – a primary in French ski areas. The discreet, bank card sized go, fabricated from beech wooden, has the identical capabilities as a traditional go – it integrates an RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip and might be recharged on-line due to its WTP (Wireless Transaction Protocol) quantity.

Wood ski go Les Gets © Les Gets Tourisme

Hedging their bets

The French authorities has pledged to spice up the variety of hedgerows within the nation by 50,000 by the yr 2030, bringing the whole quantity to 800,000km. The Ministry of Agriculture's 2024 finances plan has earmarked €110m for replanting packages in a bid to halt soil erosion, increase biodiversity and supply shelter for animals.

From France Today Magazine

Planting hedgerows © Shutterstock

Lead picture credit score: Viaduc de Clécy is an eye fixed catching vantage level, excessive above the Orne in Suisse Normande © Pascal Beltrami

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Green France: Cycling in Normandy and Wooden Ski Passes