More about green travel in France
Here are some tricks and tips how to travel smart and eco-friendly to and through France and find your means of transportation whether you come from one of the EU countries or from further away.
An article on progressive settlements in mediaeval France. Already in the Middle Ages, concepts of urban planning, representative justice and tax reform existed
Threatened with extinction in the middle of the 20th century, the draught horse not only offers a sustainable alternative to machines, it also represents an opportunity for ecotourism in rural areas.
In these times of growing concerns about environmental protection, more and more companies, especially in the tourism industry, try to apear greener than they are. Here is some advice on how to avoid greenwashing during your next holiday.
Going on an adventure alone… many women only dare to dream about it. By giving you 3 examples of female solo travelers as well as some useful tips, we want to encourage all women to make their travel desires come true.
Ecovillages, intentional communities, focusing on sustaining and regenerating the social and natural environment.
Experts from four different regions in France answer questions about ecological wine cultivation
The brown bear faces extinction in Europe. This article describes the threats and protective measures in its last remaining habitat in the Pyrenees on the Spanish-French border.
Each year, more than 8.5 million visitors are attracted to France’s national parks. With excellent hiking trails, these parks are rich in biodiversity and offer unique views. Read more…
Five women, five portraits: a source of inspiration and positivity for all those who are tempted by the adventure of ecotourism or simply want to make their dreams come true.
The “grüne Soße” or green sauce is prepared with seven finely chopped aromatic herbs. Culinary symbol of the city of Frankfurt, we invite you to explore its vegan version!
Every September, museums, churches and castles open their doors to celebrate France’s cultural heritage. If you want to visit monuments that are not usually open to the public, now is the time!
Our 8 picks for places to see in you have already seen Paris – from perfect accommodation, restaurants and tasty snacks in between to alternative districts, shopping facilities and a romantic place for lovers.
Simple French carrot cake recipe including a vegetarian version. Alternative to quiche
Regardless of the length and difficulty of the hiking trail you choose, the key to making the most out of it is by making the necessary preparation to ensure that you’ll stay hydrated and energised throughout your hike.
Quiche Lorraine, make the classic French dish yourself, it is just as good vegetarian as it is with bacon strips. We made the recipe fresh and easy for you!
The properties of lavender, the symbolic plant of Provence, are used in areas such as health, cosmetics, hygiene, well-being and food.
Travelling by train and bike is particularly sustainable! But what do I have to consider when taking my bike with me on the train?
France écotours sat down with François, veteran horse breeder and tour guide. He tells us about his lifestyle and what to expect on his caravan trip.
The aperitif, one of the symbols of the “French” art of living, has given birth to a trend, even a new culinary art: the aperitif dinner.
The national and European cycle routes allow you to discover France and Europe by bike. With your family, alone or with friends, go for a sporty and unusual alternative.
Traveling with your dog in France is possible, provided you follow our few recommendations. Vaccinations, suitcase and passport… here are our 5 tips.
France is going vegetarian and vegan for the long run. Here is why. Is this a break with tradition?
The Blue Flag is a symbol for sustainable tourism and enables local authorities to strengthen their commitment to the environment while raising visitors’ awareness of the need to protect marine and coastal areas.
Since 2002, the European Commission has annually held the European Mobility Week on soft mobility from 16 to 22 September. This year’s theme is “walking”.
Dietrich Brockhagen, the managing director of the climatic protection organization atmosfair reports on his expectations and new approaches for a successful climate policy.
At the end of the 19th century, thousands of countrymen left their homeland Auvergne to reach Paris. There, they built a community where they became known as “Bougnats”. Their influence reverberates into the present day.
Beyond the clichés, keys to understanding who are vegans and what is veganism in France…
How much food do Parisians throw away? Which sectors can improve? Following UN climate initiatives, the French capital has taken measures to reduce its 35,000 tonnes of food waste.
It’s World Water Day, a good occasion to think about our impact on water when travelling. Here is some information about sustainable tourism and its positive impact on water resources.
Since 2018, the “global recycling day” has been celebrated on March 18, with the objective of presenting the challenges related to recycling. How good are French and Germans at it?
What is Slow Food? What does France think of it? This article looks at eco gastronomy, the principles of the movement and its progress in France.
Afghan walk or breath-conscious hiking is a form of hiking that makes it possible to walk quickly and far without getting tired. What is the trick?
Another vegan recipe to a French classic. Tarte Tatin. Preparation time 20min, baking time 45min. Includes tips.
Forget your sleeping bag and the shared sanitary facilities: camping and comfort can go hand in hand. Glamping allows you to enjoy closeness to nature and comfortable accommodation at the same time.
A classic French dessert in vegan style: a little avocado, some cocoa powder and a few pinches of gourmandise
Yoga is essential to truly benefit from its practice. Improve mobility and strength physically. More about TriYoga®, a special style of Hatha Yoga
For 20 years the neighbours’ day has taken place every year at the end of May. The event was launched in France, but has since become internationalised and very successful worldwide.
Wondering what to do with asparagus? We have a delicious French recipe. Easy to follow.
How does plastic affect plants and wildlife in the Mediterranean Sea and how tourists are affected by plastic accumulation?
The Fête de la Musique returns to France on Friday 21 June 2019. On this occasion, amateur and professional musicians will take to the streets and bars to celebrate the first evening of summer with music.
A fanstastic dish on a cold winter’s day. A simple rustic recipe loved in the rural areas of France. It comes with vegan alternatives. Preparation time: 1hr15.
A delicious vegan Mediterranean puree to go with an aperitif on summer evenings
Recipe for homemade granola bars. Vegan, cheap, healthy and tasty. Great snack for trips.
Hot late-summer days call for a healthy cooler. Enter blackberries.
The Mont Blanc Massif enjoys neither classification nor effective protection. An exclusive interview with Vincent Neirinck, for a sustainable management of the massif
The fin whale is native to the Mediterranean; several thousand live off the coasts of France alone. But increasing human acitivity is threatening their habitat.
A French pastry made from parmesan shortcrust pastry, fresh courgettes and goat’s cheese from the south of France. Simple recipe.
The tomato season in France has begun. A perfect segue for a favourite – tomates farcies (stuffed tomatoes) according to an old family recipe!
Is soy essential in the diet of vegetarians and vegans? Discover the truth about soy and tofu as well as our vegan curry tofu recipe!
Recipe for the French strawberry mousse cake made of firm cream (bavarois). Fruits are optional but recommended. Vegan and low-calorie variations included.
Who were the Huguenots? Here is some background to their story and the trails they left behind.Today, you can follow their escape route through France & Europe
France´s society is getting more and more urbanized. However, initiatives have emerged in order to maintain a form of sustainable growth and consumption.
Pumpkins come in many shapes and sizes as they do in colors and funny names. With the first cool days of autumn comes the time for pumpkins and pumpkin recipes!
Wow guests with a vegan summer recipe from France. Easy to prepare and incorporated with some of the best summer flavours.
A Breton crepe recipe. 12 servings. Find out how to make this French crowdpleaser on your own.
Narrow and low lying, The Sein in the Iroise Sea is known for seaweed, seafood, geography. The local nature park is part of the Iroise Biosphere Reserve is part.
Boasting a variety of marine and wildlife, the archipelago only has a mere 7 registered vehicles. This article describes life there: from history, geography, nature and tradition.
A Christian holiday, family celebrations and an occasion to eat chocolate Easter eggs, In most countries Easter is an important weekend but traditions vary.
Chinese New Year is celebrated not only in China, but also everywhere where many people of Asian origin live. This is also the case in Paris, which has a large Asian minority and several so-called Chinatowns.
Our recipe for ratatouille, a simple classic from Provence. It is vegetarian too! A healthy mediterranean dish for everyone to enjoy.