The Green Key, the first label for sustainable tourism in accommodations and restaurants, has been a member establishment since 2019


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The first Ecolabel for accommodations and restaurants. Hotels, campsites, holiday homes, bed and breakfasts, tourist residences, holiday villages and resorts, youth hostels, and restaurants commit to a high-performing environmental approach with the aim of continuously improving towards the best practices recommended by the Green Key Ecolabel.

Developed in France since 1998, the Green Key label is the first and oldest Ecolabel for tourist establishments in France in terms of the number of certified establishments and its longevity.

This label promotes the development of sustainable tourism in France, environmentally friendly and socially responsible.

To obtain the label, establishments must meet Imperative, Essential, and Optional criteria and engage in a continuous improvement process. It covers all aspects of environmental management:


  • Environmental policy: social responsibility, training
  • Customer awareness of the environment
  • Energy management
  • Water management
  • Waste management
  • Responsible purchasing: food, cleaning products
  • Living environment


The criteria of the Green Key label require respect for nature and people, including the control of water and energy consumption, environmental waste management, leisure activities that do not harm nature, and the promotion of local actors and natural assets of the territory.


Choosing a Green Key establishment does not mean giving up pleasure or comfort, quite the opposite! They offer a healthier and more natural living environment, raise awareness among vacationers, and invite those who wish to contribute at their own level to more ecological holidays and responsible travel.

The Green Key label does not imply higher prices! It applies to all categories and types of restaurants and accommodations: nature campsites or lodges, eco-friendly hotels, responsible youth hostels or bed and breakfasts, sustainable tourist residences or holiday villages.

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