Cap d’Agde’s commitments for sustainable tourism
Cap d’Agde is stepping up its eco-friendly measures: Nature activities, the protection of beaches, acquisition of green certifications and labels...Find out about Cap d'Agde's commitments for preserving the planet.
Finding out about nature leads to greater respect for it
At Cap d’Agde, eco-friendly holidays are synonymous with relaxation and enjoyment, so the resort offers many open air activities that will bring you in closer contact with the environment:
> "Pieds dans l’Eau" mornings: your children learn about marine biology in a fun way
> Green routes and cycle tracks: get around without causing pollution and admire the scenery
>The underwater trail: put on your snorkel and goggles and observe the aquatic fauna and flora, setting off from la Plagette
>Scuba diving: explore the depths of the sea in complete safety
>Walks in the Bagnas National Nature Reserve: set off along the green pathways with guides who are passionate about nature
>Agd’Aventure accrobranche circuit: come on a tree-top adventure
> Les Verdisses: discover the natural coastal heritage of the banks of the Hérault River and the discovery trail on foot (download the booklet in pdf format) or in a canoe
Keeping the beaches clean
Cap d’Agde has an exemplary record in the preservation of the Mediterranean coastline. Regular cleaning of beaches, integration of coastline developments into the landscape, the availability of selective recycling bins...For several years, the cleanliness of bathing waters and Agde beaches has been guaranteed by the implementation of the Plan Qualité Plage.
Protecting the countryside
ADENA (the Pays d’Agde Association for the Defence of the Environment and Nature) manages the Bagnas National Nature Reserve. Its mission: to protect the biodiversity of the seashore and ecosystems.
> More information on www.adena-bagnas.com
Preserving aquatic fauna and flora
The Agde coastline is a protected natural site recognised by the award of the Natura 2000 European label. This 6,000 hectare marine area extends as far as Le Grau d’Agde. It is home to rare and fragile aquatic plants (posidonia, coral reefs) as well as an important historical heritage such as the fortified island of Brescou.
Involving local tourist professionals and the general public
More than twenty professionals from the tourist industry have signed up to the Natura 2000 charter for the protection of the Agde marine environment. This eco-citizen initiative brings together local inhabitants, local government representatives and seasonal workers around a common purpose: the reasoned management of the protected area.
As regards accommodation Cap d’Agde offers eco-friendly gîtes that are recognised for their environmental quality:
> the Batipaume holiday village, a member of the Chouette Nature network and Ecolabel européen
> les 7 fonts campsite, awarded the Clef Verte label
And if you wish to learn some good habits, on holiday, at home, every day .... visit the M Ta Terre website