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All the addresses of eco-responsible hotels in France

All the addresses of eco-friendly hotels in France

Looking for an eco-friendly holiday with a change of scenery? Discover all our eco-friendly hojtels in France. From eco-friendly gites to unusual accommodation and trendy glamping addresses, we have a selection to suit all tastes and budgets! Whether you're looking for the hustle and bustle of the streets of Paris or the peace and quiet of a lake in the Landes in the early hours of the morning, France has plenty to surprise you. For a weekend or more, discover the best of sustainable tourism in France and reinvent your vision of responsible and local travel.

Sustainable tourism in France

France is the world's most popular tourist destination, with nearly 90 million foreign visitors visiting in 2018. With good reason, it takes more than a lifetime to explore all its natural and cultural riches. From the windswept, sea-sprayed coasts of Brittany to the craggy peaks of the Alps, every traveller can find a change of scenery.

In terms of ecological tourism, things are moving forward in France. France currently has 58 regional nature parks, which are all protected areas. Between the ocean, the sea and the mountains, green tourism in France has a bright future ahead of it.

In terms of transport, night trains are becoming more and more popular and allow you to travel from north to south in France while you sleep, with a limited carbon impact. With a well-established rail network, many major cities are accessible by rail. Finally, for those on a smaller budget, long-distance bus journeys or carpooling solutions are gradually emerging.

Soft mobility is also in the spotlight in France, in the city and elsewhere. Travel by bicycle is particularly popular. With no less than 9 Eurovelo routes and dozens of cycle routes criss-crossing the country, your discoveries will be all the more amazing!

The must-sees of ecological tourism in France


Is it still necessary to present the City of Light and its famous monuments that attract visitors from all over the world every year? Beyond the iconic sites, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe or the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Paris is full of secrets. Whether it's a short-lived exhibition or a hidden restaurant, there's always something to discover. For your next stay in Paris, discover the numerous addresses of ecological hotels in Paris referenced on Ethik & Trips.


The Venice of the Alps lives up to its name. A stroll in its charming historical center surrounded by majestic alpine peaks will be enough to make you feel different. Don't miss to discover its iconic lake, the star of the city. For a low environmental impact discovery, get on your bike and explore the shores of this beautiful body of water, one of the purest in Europe. For your stay in Annecy, discover Côte Ouest, an eco-friendly apartment-hotel facing the lake and the steep mountains.

The French Riviera

Mediterranean climate, generous sunshine, cicadas singing, clear waters of the Mediterranean, the French Riviera will certainly seduce you. Whether you are looking for charming cities to visit, hiking in the middle of nature, lazing on the beach or vitamin D in winter: you will find a face of the French Riviera to satisfy you. Start your getaway in Nice, accessible by night train from Paris and stay at Casa Musa, a bed and breakfast in Nice that offers a great city ecotourism experience.

Little-known spots in France

Beyond the famous places of France, France is full of other treasures that are sometimes unknown but worth a visit.

The Baronnies Provençales

Let's start this list of the unknown tourist sites of France with the Baronnies Provençales. This beautiful region between Vercors, Drôme and Lubéron combines the best of Provence with the unique atmosphere of the Alps. Outdoor activities for all tastes await you. In the summer, put on your walking shoes and set off on the numerous hiking trails of the Baronnies Provençales Regional Nature Park. In winter, go down the snowy slopes of the resorts of Superdévoluy or Céüze. Discover Rosans, Serres and Nyons, perched villages specialized in lavender and black olives, with a beautiful Provencal atmosphere. For an unforgettable getaway, book your ecological stay at Terre des Baronnies, an exceptional unusual accommodation in the middle of nature.

The Lot in the Occitanie region

Do you know how to place the department of Lot on a map of France? Whether the answer is yes or no, we advise you to organize a vacation there soon. Between the charming medieval villages, the magnificent caves and the natural wealth of the Causses du Quercy, you won't be bored. By train, by bus, by bike, on foot: there are many ways to explore the Lot without a car and with a low carbon footprint! Start your getaway in Cahors by booking a night or more at the Cahors Youth Hostel - Le Chai, located near the train station and the Vallentré Bridge. It's time for an eco-friendly vacation in Occitania!

Eco-friendly hotels in France

Do you have to travel to the other side of the world to feel like you're in a different place? By browsing through the list of Ethik'Hotels available in France, you will realize that the answer to this question is probably no! Whether you are in the mood to sleep in a tree house, to relax in a luxury ecolodge or to enjoy a refined Provencal farmhouse, you will find an ecological hotel to suit your desires.

Eco-responsible accommodation is gradually blossoming in France. Old renovated country houses, light housing in the middle of nature or city hotels that are going green: more and more alternatives are emerging to make sustainable tourism accessible to all.

Our selection of eco-responsible hotels in France is growing every day, so check out our latest addresses regularly when planning your trip.