Welcome Charter Certification

Welcome Charter Certification

These are the major partners certified towards the Bonjour Welcome Charter

 

  • "Villes et Villages Fleuris"
Created in 1959 as part of a tourism promotion policy, the "towns and villages in bloom" competition rewards the efforts made by local councils and individuals to provide floral decorations in parks, gardens, buildings, and public and private spaces, and to create a pleasant environment for both locals and visitors.  In 1972, an organisation called the Comité National pour le Fleurissement de la France (CNFF) was set up to coordinate the work.
  • Stations Vertes de Vacances
Created in 1964, the Fédération des Stations Vertes de Vacances, with a membership of 580 resorts representing 853 villages, brought together rural and mountain districts that had signed a quality charter. These villages had to have natural attractions and provide hospitality and accommodation for tourists in protected environments. This label provides benefits for tourists and locals alike.
  • Hotelcert
The HOTELcert® benchmark covers hospitality, information, accommodation, and breakfast service in the hotels listed. 
  • Logis de France
A collective mark for 2 and 3 star independent small hotels in rural environments which are members of Logis de France. 
  • Gîtes de France
a collective mark for self-catering establishments which are members of the Fédération Nationale des Gîtes de France (42 432 members); Quality marks labels awarded: corn-cobs and "chambres d'hôtes de charme" and "Fleurs de Soleil" labels. 
  • Plus Beaux Villages de France  
Created in 1982, the "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" association has the remit of promoting the tourist attractions of small rural villages with a high quality heritage. To ensure the credibility and legitimacy of the label it rewards after thorough investigation, this association has set itself draconian selection criteria.
  • Villages de Montagnes
45 villages in 5 mountain ranges, medium-sized villages, inhabited all year round and having traditional architecture and protected natural areas.
  • Villes d'Eaux de France
A group of tourist spa destinations which combine the health-giving features of their waters with promotion of their local heritage.
  • Clévacances
A collective mark for 20,000 seasonal rental organisations and 1,400 guesthouses in 60 départements and 21 regions. 
  • Fermes Auberges
"Bienvenue à la Ferme" (Welcome to the Farm) charter and quality mark. 
  • Loisirs de France
The Loisirs de France quality procedure was set up in 1995 so that holiday villages could be classified according to the quality of their leisure facilities, services, and entertainments for adults and children, the resources in their immediate neighbourhoods, and the comfort and quality of their accommodation. So far, 550 holiday villages have been listed. 
  • Cuisineries Gourmandes
Creation of the "Restaurant de Tourisme" classification. The signing of a framework agreement between the State and the profession, encouraging them to promote Quality:
- the setting up of a new regulated listing, headed by Certification of "Cuisineries Gourmandes" services.
- Promotion to consumers of the Quality procedure selected by restaurant owners.