Qualité Tourisme, Plus Beaux Villages de France and other labels guarantee you authenticity, uniqueness or the accessibility of the places for your visits.
Qualité Tourisme ™
The Qualité Tourisme™ brand was created with the view and intentions to improve the quality of tourist services in France and to better receive tourists. The label includes all tourist services:
- Cafés, brasseries
- Convention centres
- Travel agents, holiday rentals
- Tourist offices
The label is awarded to establishments having already engaged in a commitment towards quality. This commitment is aimed at establishments that:
- Adhere to health and safety rules
- Respect the regulatory classification if it applies
The quality approach:
- Respects the national quality commitments
- Is based on an external audit
- Provides mandatory treatment of customer complaints
- Provides readily available customer satisfaction surveys in each establishment.
Plus Beaux Villages de France
The Plus Beaux Villages de France association brings together 156 villages across France, well known for their remarkable heritage. Labelled villages have to comply with a quality charter.
To enjoy the use of this label villages have to justify a maximum population of 2,000 inhabitants and to possess at least 2 protected sites or monuments (classified or registered). This request to be labelled has to be approved by deliberation of the municipal council (requires a collective commitment to the proposed project).
Once these first requirements are fulfilled, and after an on-site assessment, the mayor of the village will then sign the Quality Charter which officially recognises the entry of the village into the association.
Tourisme & Handicap
Created in 2001, the Tourisme & Handicap label has the intention of giving people accurate, objective and consistent information about the accessibility of tourist sites and facilities in regards to the 4 handicap types (motor, mental, auditory and visual) and to develop an adapted tourist offer.
What is the European Eco-label?
Created in 1992, the European Eco-label is the only official ecological label that can be used in all of the European Union member states. This label is in relation to products and services.
This ecological label takes the following into consideration, “the lifecycle of a product from the time of material extraction, fabrication, distribution and use just until its re-use or it’s disposed after use” just as much as the quality and usage.
What purpose does this serve?
The European Eco-Label distinguishes products or services that respect the environment. The label verifies the ability to use the products and that there are minor environmental impacts delivered over the lifetime of the product.
The labelled products and/or services are considered to be in compliance with precise criteria mentioned in the applicable standards for each category of products and services.
This label responds to the necessity from a lack of information on the ecological quality of products and services.
In France, 180 accommodation establishments are European Eco-label certified.
Blue Flag Beaches – Le Pavillon Bleu
The Blue Flag Beach is an eco-label comprising of beaches and marinas that make concerted environmental efforts.
It’s awarded annually on a voluntary basis, from 4 groups of criteria: environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.
The list of these labels is certainly not comprehensive; therefore don’t hesitate to make enquiries.