Brittany self catering gites, sleeps more than 10, France


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Responsible tourism: Brittany self catering gites, sleeps more than 10, France


We are dedicated recyclers everything that is recycle-able is put in the bins for collection and all food waste is composted or fed to our free range chickens.Our compost site consists of pallets (from the dechetterie ) tied together and filled with food,vegetable and grass cuttings which produces good compost within 6 months we try educate our guests and sometimes learn from them.Our local 'dechetterie ' promotes recycling and we have found numerous items that we have used for our renovations.We have our own well which we use for irrigation and the swimming pool. All the gites are equipped with wood burners and we get our supplies from fallen trees from the local forest.
We have planted many trees to maintain the balance between nature and constructions on our site,
We encourage our visitors to see local attractions to limit their carbon imprint so we supply bicycles for our visitors to use during their stay.
We try to respect a 0% food waste policy having acknowledged that 1/3 of the food produced in the world is being wasted and try to encourage our clients to be more sensible.


We have a local organic grower 2 fields away so visitors can walk to his shop which takes about 5 minutes for fresh veg supplies
Our cider tree orchard is harvested in the autumn and we make cider with the help of our neighbours who have a press.
Our nearest neighbour is chairman of the local environment group and we help in his campaign in limiting unnecessary development and reducing pollution in water supplies
We encourage all tourist to visit and sample the local artisan Tuesday market in Plestin where all the products are made locally, this includes the beer and some Breton gastronomy specialties such as crepes and galettes.
Our guests always get a good welcome locally as we live near small coastal towns relying on tourism for their activity plus the Bretons are known for their friendliness.
In the area we have many activities for the whole family, this includes aquariums if you wish to learn more about the sea life, a planetarium with stories about the univers, a gaulois village in which you revisit the time of the Gauls and the "Radom" enhancing your knowledge about the long story of telecommunications in the local area.

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