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Green France: Ecotourism News and Holidays

Green France: Ecotourism News and Holidays

National Museum of Bermuda © shutterstock Eco-tourism in France is endlessly evolving – our new column brings you the latest developments to make your vacances…

Tuesday, Mar 15

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National Museum of Bermuda © shutterstock Eco-tourism in France is endlessly evolving – our new column brings you the latest developments to make your vacances a green dream.

Great Gardens off the Chart

As the firm grip of Covid restrictions was slowly relinquished last year, France’s parks and gardens really came into their own, proving a vital boon for visitors’ mental health and general wellbeing. By the time summer was in full bloom, French gardening website La Pause Jardin set out to discover which were the most highly rated, using comprehensive analysis of Google and TripAdvisor reviews, Instagram hashtags, Facebook likes, and average monthly search volumes. The ‘big guns’ did well, with Versailles claiming top spot, and the Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries, both in Paris, closely behind to clinch second and third places respectively. Musée Christian Dior, Fondation Claude Monet , Le Phare de Chassiron (on Île d’Oléron, pictured above), Jardin des Plantes Paris, Les Jardins D’Étretat, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and Château de Villandry complete the top ten. Paris dominated the top 20 with six gardens but Normandy did well too, with four.

Full survey results can be viewed (in French only) here. Green Flight Plan

As part of its Horizon 2030 scheme, Air France has committed to reducing its CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2005); to make its ground operations carbon neutral; to reduce non-recycled waste by 50% (compared to 2011); and to continue to reduce its […]

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