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Sustainable travel in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Widespread destination renown around the world, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is an area between sea and mountains with undeniable charm.

This french tourism destination has many assets for travellers in search of wild nature, preserved places or a stay in the open air.

Benefiting from a mild year-round climate, the region, which includes six departments, stretches from the Bouche du Rhône to the Var and can be visited in all seasons.

Its proximity to Italy makes it a trendy tourism destination for European travellers.

Whether you are looking for accommodation, a restaurant or a discovery activity for your eco-friendly trip to Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, we help you find tourism businesses committed to sustainable tourism and to better understand their initiatives.

Eco-friendly tourism in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, there’s no need to choose between the sea and the mountains!

This area, one of the most visited in France, is half mountainous and has no less than 700 km of coastline.

The French Riviera is renown for its coastal towns, like Canne, Nice or Marseille, and its international capital of perfume, Grasse, but also for its landscapes which inspired many artists.

The south of France is also a region which counts countless authentic villages, 9 regional nature parks and 4 national parks, not forgetting numerous protected natural sites.

Provence is a multi-faceted region, ideal for lovers of the great outdoors and wild spaces, those in search of authentic holidays, or yachtsmen and lovers of the seaside.

Sustainable accommodation

Find eco-friendly accommodation in Provence

Green hotels, nature-friendly camping & glamping sites, farm-stays or ecofriendly bed and breakfast, accommodation committed to sustainable tourism in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur exists for all travel styles

A few tips to help you choose your eco-friendly lodging

  • It is always better to book directly with the accommodation owner
  • Find out about the eco-friendly features of the accommodation, and apply the eco-actions recommended by your host during your stay.
  • Check out the reviews of responsible travellers who have stayed there before you

Food & Drink

Provence Alpes Côte D’azur, a destination for lovers of gastronomy

To the sound of cicadas, you can taste bouillabaisse in Marseille, calissons in Aix en Provence, and a multitude of other flavours cooked in olive oil.

The diversity of the dishes and specialities of the region reflects the variety of its landscapes.

To discover them in an eco-friendly way, don’t forget to

  • To give preference to seasonal products
  • To supply yourself with local producers
  • To favour eco-friendly restaurants for your lunches and dinners.



Tips and activity ideas for sustainable travellers

  • In big cities, forget the car and use public transport or shared bike systems. Some cities can be easily reached by train or TER (regional express train).
  • Stroll without limits, in some of the most beautiful villages in France, the region has many small hidden treasures to be discovered on a hike.
  • As everywhere else, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, take the time to discover by practising slow tourism, the region lends itself marvellously to it.