Our camping located in Anjou’s vineyards is environmentally friendly. To protect not only the local fauna and flora, but also the soil that produces our regional produce, we only use natural products for the cleaning on our campsite.
We do not use any pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertiliser to maintain our green spaces. You will see that green spaces and wildlife are important in our campsite and we are aiming to protect them as much as we can. We have been given the ‘LPO refuge’ label (Bird Protection League refuge) because we are committed to doing everything we can to preserve natural areas and protect wild species following the guidelines of the ‘Refuges LPO charter’, and have been since 2020. Further information available on LPO’s website.
On our campsite near Saumur, we prioritise planting local plant species on each pitch’s border. They require little water and thrive in the local climate. We are lucky to have several horticulturalists we take advice from located in Doué-la-Fontaine, Ambillou-château and Louresse-Rochemenier. You will also be able to do some shopping there. Fun fact: most roses sold in France and in Europe are grown in Doué-la-Fontaine!
We always use the mulching technique with our green waste to care for our plantations. Mulching reduces the use of water, keeps our plants fresh and preserves humidity. It also protects the soil and its micro-organisms which do not like direct sunlight.
We are currently undertaking permaculture training to improve our knowledge and ensure we are taking the best care possible of the land around us.
Choosing this method means that you will find many different plant species on our campsite. Not just Roses! We want nature to evolve freely.
Finally, on our campsite, you will find areas left in their natural state to create favourable conditions for wildlife and plant species to settled and grow.
Our sanitary facilities and holiday rentals are cleaned with « ecolabel » and/or « ecocert » certified products as well as steam. In Nueil les Aubiers, in Maine et Loire, we are lucky to have a company specialised in producing eco-friendly products. Some of you might even recognise their product range called Centifolia or Body Nature! How convenient, right?
In our 4-star campsite, we use an automatic pump to clean our heated swimming pool. This helps us avoid product overdosage and excessive pollution whist ensuring perfect hygiene.
The maintenance of wood in the campsite is done with natural products, paint and/or homemade wood stain.
Solar lamps are in use on the walkways leading to your caravan or tent pitch. We try to avoid nonrenewable electrical lighting as much as possible, but when this isn’t possible, we always use low-energy LED bulbs.
Based on the same principle of saving resources and energy, we have set up excess flow valves on taps and meters in our rental accommodations to prevent wasted water.
Our aim is to reduce our ecological footprint.
Our campsite in the Loire Valley also has an area dedicated to selective sorting of rubbish and refuse.
Our eco-friendly campsite handles waste according to Comcom’s collection system. We strongly encourage you to do the same during your stay and we will remain available to help you to do so if needed.
The compost bin is used for green waste – fruit or vegetable leftovers for example or anything else that is compostable. The blue bin can be used for paper, the yellow one can be used for cardboard and plastic packaging and finally, the brown one can be used for meat and fish leftovers, cotton buds or anything else that cannot be recycled.
We are constantly improving and reducing our waste. Buying local products helps us in reducing waste, as there is less packaging, and it reduces the carbon footprint.
We also have eco-friendly options at the bar to help us reduce waste.
In our bar, we have made the choice to use as many products with recyclable packaging as we can. This allows us to recycle them and reduce our waste.
In our bar and restaurant, we supply from local and sustainable producers. We are lucky to have wine, beer, fruit, vegetable, fruit, meat, cheese and all manner of other producers nearby. These products are the ones you will find in our campsite’s restaurant, and you will find them on our menu which you will be able to enjoy in our restaurant or as a takeaway. You will also be able to treat yourself to a local drink.
Our hens and our guinea pig help us reduce the restaurant’s waste. Our hens then provide us with fresh, free-range eggs.
We encourage our guests to bring their own bowls and plates when ordering, to limit plastic usage as much as possible. It doesn’t take much from us, but it does a great deal for our planet.
Our campsite raises awareness for sustainable development. Our aim is to help you enjoy a pleasant holiday in Anjou while protecting our Planet for future generations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I put in the blue bin ?
You can put newspapers, magazines, paper, books…
What do I put in the yellow bin ?
Anything made of cardboard such as packaging (cereals, milk, orange juice, toilet paper tube…)
Bottle of all size made of plastic (bottle of water, milk, shampoo, shower gel…)
Packaging made of plastic (bag of crisps, sweets, yogurt pots, toothpaste tube, plastic film…)
What do i put in the brown bin ?
Camembert boxes made of wood, cotton buds, nappies and sanitary towels, non-compostable food waste (meat, fish), pen…)
What do I put in the composter ?
Food leftovers if not made of meat and fish, fruit and vegetable peels, eggshells, coffee ground or tea, stale bread…
What do I put in the glass bin? (glass recycles forever)
Bottles, jars, pots… (Please remove the lid or top before throwing away !)