Les Castels Chain set itself a goal to have all its members receive an environment protection label such as The Green Key by the end of 2017. This has all but been achieved, with 31 sites now accredited members with the only member not yet classified being a brand new site that is just finishing construction – L’Orangerie de Beauregard!
The Green Key or “Clef Verte” is an environmental management award for tourist accommodation existing in 32 countries and is committed, in particular, to:
- Accommodating no more than fifty families per hectare;
- Maintaining at least 20% of green space across the site;
- Keeping the site acceptably clean.
Notes for editors – Created in 1959 Les Castels is a collection of 32 four and five star camping sites across France and is the leading provider of glamping sites – characterised by their outstanding locations near areas of cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty. Les Castels offers a wide choice of accommodation with everything from chalets and mobile homes to tree houses, gypsy caravans, houses on stilts and apartments.
The facilities and entertainment varies from site to site, no two are alike, however one thing unifies the group as a whole is the Les Castels environmental approach. As outdoor accommodation specialists they are entirely committed to sustainable development. The accommodation is blended into the landscape as far as is possible, using light, mobile installations such as tents and caravans. The sites are committed to supporting ongoing environmental conservation initiatives in France.
For more information please visit www.camping-castels.co.uk.