Finally! The long awaited holidays are here! And what if, this year, you enjoyed it differently? It’s not easy to change your travel habits, it’s true… However, by applying a few simple gestures, within everyone’s reach, you can enjoy your holidays in complete relaxation, while protecting the planet! We tell you more about responsible tourism, also known as green tourism?
First of all, what is green tourism?
Nothing to do with the mandatory colour of your swimming costume for this summer, in case you were wondering. You have free rein in this area. Green tourism (also known as responsible tourism or ecotourism) is simply the act of discovering a territory in a cleaner way and more in touch with nature. It is trying to preserve the environment while making the most of your tourist stay. It’s about committed travel. It is to fully savour the present moment. It’s giving meaning to your journey. It’s all of this, and much more! Beyond the obvious benefits for our ecosystem, responsible tourism allows us to discover a new way of travelling, to venture off the beaten track, to explore unknown places. Alone, as a couple, with friends or family, travel responsibly during your trip, in the Aube or elsewhere!
Very well, but what is green tourism?
To enjoy your (more than deserved) holidays in a responsible way, you don’t have to walk from Troyes to Montpellier, eat only goji berries and shower only once a week. You will see that the actions to adopt are much more accessible! You can preserve our planet by choosing more ecological means of transport than others, by choosing a holiday destination close to home, or by deciding to eat locally, for example. You can also choose “clean” activities that are more in line with nature. Yes, it does exist, and believe us, it’s actually quite nice! Let yourself be tempted by slow tourism, just to disconnect from your daily life and take the time to appreciate what the world has to offer.
You have no idea what slow tourism is? Don’t panic, we’ll explain it to you!
And how can green tourism be practised in the Aube?
Would you like to be tempted by a short weekend in a destination near Paris? And you are not insensitive to responsible tourism? Then this is where we come in! The Champagne region is full of picturesque places, nuggets that would be a shame to miss, especially if you live near us. For years, the actors of the region have been working to offer attractive and nature-friendly services to the inhabitants, as well as tothe increasing number of tourists. It is one of the region’s proudest achievements to be able to offer this type of service, which is linked to ecotourism and preserves the region’s biodiversity. For example, the Forêt d’Orient Nature Park is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing moment alone, with family or friends, while respecting the environment.
This unspoilt natural park offers 82 hectares of forest and water. Enjoy a long walk in the shade of the trees, then lie down on the sand, facing the immense lake, for a well-deserved rest. This place, full of poetry, is one of the treasures of the Champagne region. Trust us, you’ll enjoy going green! Get on your bike and set off on one of the greenways that criss-cross the department!
Enjoy a long walk in complete safety, admire the wild, natural landscape, devoid of all artifice. Take a deep breath and relax. Stroll through these bike lanes that blend in perfectly with nature and enjoy green tourism! More and more local service providers are committing themselves to a responsible approach. So don’t hesitate to call on them during your stay! Accommodation, restaurants, shops, associations… many local actors have chosen to work to preserve our planet. It’s time to buy local!
What’s up? Convinced or still undecided? To help you see things more clearly, we suggest you get the digital version of the Aube en Champage Travel Guide. Inside, you will find all the addresses in the area that will allow you to travel in a committed way, adapted to all budgets, and all our ideas for a successful green holiday! Ecological accommodation, solidarity-based eating, discovering great initiatives launched by local players, engaging in committed activities… At a price of €0.90, this guide is a goldmine of information for all those who want to go green.