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Attuned to responsible development, we strive to protect nature. Our campsite is committed to environmental protection. As such we have joined the association of independent and eco responsible campsites LA VIA NATURA
We believe nature is about calm, well-being and letting go, and that it is an unending source of wonder. Respect for nature mirrors respect for others, and translates into a real commitment often referred to as sustainable or responsible development. We hear about the problems, the dwindling resources, pollution, hunger, social unrest… It is important that we contribute to the well being of others and our environment, to the extent we can. Without sanctimony or finger-pointing, simply through our daily actions.
In 2020, we have obtained the Green Key label.
Recognised as a committed player in the life of the region, we actively participate in local life through associations. Take advantage of your stay to discover our concrete actions. For example, ask us for a CEOU discovery envelope to familiarise yourself with a complementary and citizen money.
Limiting our environmental impact also means protecting the place we live in and caring for the plants and animal we share it with.
The diversity of ecosystems on the campsite gives it its natural opulence.
The diverse trees and shrubs planted on the site for over 30 years contribute to biodiversity. And we get to enjoy the birds and small animals who choose to live in them. To further protect them, we have applied to LPO shelter (birds and animal protection association).
Come experience a unique and ecofriendly vacation in a car-free campsite
All electricity used on the site is generated from renewable sources. It comes from local producers operating hydroelectric generators.
Using green power is good, but managing consumption and reducing energy waste is even better. Identifying and replacing power hungry systems, and implementing low consumption solutions are the ways we reduce our energy footprint.
In 2019 and 2020, our small campsite has been equipped with solar bollards for lighting our pathways. In 2022, we are adding skylights in the sanitary facilities, limiting night-time lighting and upgrading the electrical terminals. In 2023, we are moving away from gas with a thermodynamic boiler in the restaurant and a solar-electric combination for domestic hot water (October).
The best waste is the one you don’t produce ! Each of us produces on average 590 kg of waste every year, ending up in bins and dedicated containers (365 kg) and in waste management plants (225kg). It’s twice the amount as 40 years ago! We can reduce and separate the waste that we do produce. The campsite is equipped with dedicated bins for sorting of waste. You’ll also find compost units to recycle food scraps, breathing a second life into your veggies or fruit peels…
At the end of 2018, we signed the Zero Waste Tourism Charter! In 2021, we have replaced paper pockets to serve morning bread and pastries by reusable homemade cloth bags. In 2022, we switched to a juice by the glass vs. individual bottles service. In 2023 we finally found an alternative to pizza boxes. This was the last single-use container we had on the campsite! This year we will also measure the amount of waste we produce in order to control it even better.
Our water taps are equipped with flow regulators with no impact on your comfort. This simple act can reduce water usage by 50%! Did you know that almost a third of the water we consume is used to flush toilets? With a double command flush system we can also reduce that amount by half.
Scientific predictions regarding water scarcity are dire. These simples acts are necessary to contribute to responsible development.
At the beginning of 2019, we installed rainwater recuperators for watering the flowers, plants and our vegetable garden! In 2022, we are installing a rainwater recovery tank to supply the toilets and avoid using drinking water. The tank is in place and the installation will be completed in October 2023 with the connection to the toilet and washing machine.
The Lot has richness and character. Its plateau and valleys offer excellent produce. Whether you enjoy exceptional products like foie gras and truffle, or prefer the Quercy melon or Rocamadour cheese, our local producers will delight your palate! We also trust them and we work closely with them. You’ll find local organic products on your plate an in our convenience store. Go meet our local producers, they’ll love to tell you all about their work.
Every year, we enrich our grocery store with new producers found during our closure. In 2023, we will join the short circuit of “Mangez lotois”, an association of producers from the Lot who deliver to us once a week.