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below you will find a selection of properties and tour operators in France offering, ethical holidays, ecotourism, eco holidays and green getaways! 


aire du temps - a friendly spot in the French Hautes-Pyrénées (65), not very far from ski-resorts and the Val d´Aran in Spain. For nature lovers and peace seekers, who appreciate small things in life. Scenic routes for walking and cycling, rafting, fishing, paragliding, ski-ing, cross-country ski-ing. Campsite with space for 6 tents, Gîte / apartment or bed and breakfast.


covertcabin - secluded woodsman's cabin, situated on the bank of it's own little lake, within six acres of mature woodland provides the perfect antidote to the stresses of busy, modern-day life.  Providing comfortable accommodation for two, it has the look and feel of a pioneer's cabin whilst still providing today's necessary comforts. The cabin is 'off-grid', so lighting is provided by a combination of candles, oil lamps, solar and wind-up lights. It has a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker and fridge, and is kept toasty warm in winter by the wood burning stove, which also heats the water for the outside shower/wc.


la brande - combines a French holiday plus a course that provides you with the opportunity to achieve real practical  and environmental skills (that can be honed over a lifetime) and still leave time for you to explore and enjoy the surrounding countryside and wildlife. The holiday courses are of one week duration - arrivals are on a Sunday afternoon and departures on Saturday morning.   They are made up of individual two-day units and are based on the holistic design principles of PERMACULTURE which embraces the philosophy of co-operation with nature and caring for the earth and its people.   We offer a wide variety of holiday choices throughout the year which contributes positively to the surroundings, provides a venue that minimizes the negative effects of tourism and supports the local community.


Sejours in Flora N Fauna - We offer active adventures, learning expeditions and study retreats in France and Washington (USA) for the savvy traveler. Our hiking / walking tours and study retreats offer fun itineraries with knowledgeable leaders who will introduce you to the best experience possible.


la roche - Laroche, once a small farm on the estate of an 18th century château, is surrounded by 5 acres of garden, woodland and meadows. Walk or cycle through a peaceful landscape of varied countryside of hill and valley, chestnut and oak woods and small farms. Nearby Brantôme has a beautiful riverside setting and many cafés and restaurants. Villars, the next village, has interesting caves and a Renaissance château. Périgueux, the Préfecture of the Dordogne, is 30 minutes drive away and has a finely restored and lively old town.


L'Arc en Ciel - L’arc en ciel is a delightful vegetarian B&B situated in the beautiful Scorff valley in Central Brittany. We offer warm, friendly hospitality, creating a cosy home from home atmosphere. We are here to make your stay relaxing & enjoyable. We also offer Romantic Breaks and relaxing Retreats.


Paulianne: the farm - Paulianne is an 89 hectare organic farm bordering the River Drôme in the Pre-Alps of SE France. The farmhouse itself stands on a Roman site that was dedicated to Mercury, with connections going back to the pre-Roman Andarta bear worshipping tradition. The old Roman road from Lyon to Milan runs through the farm and past the house. It is now a simple farm track from one field to another, having fallen into disuse when half a mountain - the Pic de Luc - fell into the valley in 1442, blocking the route and creating a 15km long lake that submerged the old route for nearly 300 years. There is an ongoing dispute among historians as to whether Hannibal led his elephants and an army of 30,000 soldiers to Italy via the valley of the Drôme or the Isere.


le gites du paquetayre - These two gîtes (available all year) are on an organic farm at the end of a small mountain road at 860 m elevation. Surrounded by woods and fields, Le Paquetayre enjoys an impressive view of the famous Cathar chateau of Montségur atop its lonely "pog".


la maison du vert -A haven for vegetarians, vegans and lovers of good food in the heart of picturesque Normandy La Maison du Vert is a vegetarian guesthouse and restaurant specialising in delicious innovative vegetarian cuisine from around the world. La Maison du Vert was established in 1991 but in 2000/2001 it was refurbished by Debbie and Daniel the new owners.



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