atmosfair – climate-friendly travel

Protecting our climate is one of our greatest concerns. As such, France écotours is among the co-initiators and active supporters of the atmosfair climate programme.


About atmosfair

Founded in 2004 by the German sustainable travel association forum anders reisen, the climate protection organisation Germanwatch and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, atmosfair works to combat the negative climate effects caused by air travel and other types of tourism activities.

Passengers may volunteer to pay an additional charge based on the amount of carbon emissions caused by their trip which is used to finance climate projects in developing countries.

The atmosfair climate initiative has been repeatedly recognised both on national and international levels: Two different studies, carried out by the US Tufts University in Boston and the British BBC Wildlife Magazine respectively, ranked atmosfair the no. 1 carbon offsetting agency, while the German consumer foundation Stiftung Warentest declared atmosfair “Best in Test” among 46 German animal rights and environmental organisations.

For more information, please visit the atmosfair website.

Train gorges de l'Allier

Low-carbon travel with France écotours

Our trips are designed with view to minimal carbon emissions, with departures at or near train stations and onsite bus transfer or pick-up services allowing European travellers to arrive by train while encouraging and supporting those required to fly to offset their carbon emissions via atmosfair.

Accommodation is another key factor in your trip's carbon footprint. As such, our accommodations are chosen, among other factors, based on their energy standards and carbon emissions. In collaboration with atmosfair, all hotels and holiday homes available through our booking platform have been evaluated according to their carbon footprint.