It is no secret that human activities have a very negative influence on the state of our climate, our planet.
It is urgent that everyone, through their daily actions, takes care of our irreplaceable common heritage.
For several years now, we have been trying to reduce our ecological footprint, both in the restaurant and in the hotel, through small, simple gestures.
In the restaurant, we have been favouring short circuits and “home-made” food for years: we are lucky enough to have excellent local producers of meat, eggs, dairy products, fruit and vegetables… on which we rely to offer you a cuisine with a local accent. We don’t serve hamburgers or nuggets with chips: you’ll enjoy a duck breast or leg of duck confit, or a fine piece of Limousin beef accompanied by good fried potatoes and seasonal vegetables!
As for breakfast, we have abandoned the individual packages of sugar, chocolate and honey: they are self-service next to the cereal dispensers and the fruit bowl. Even the spreads are homemade!
In the hotel, we have decided to abandon disposable plastic glasses in favour of cups that we wash every day. Similarly, we have switched from individually wrapped soaps and shower gels to refillable dispensers. The taps are fitted with aerators and the shower heads are water-saving.
To improve the comfort of our rooms without having to resort to air conditioning, an ecological aberration if there ever was one, we re-insulated the attic and installed insulating blinds and shutters (in addition to double glazing) to combat the heat.
We have also made a choice that some may find retrograde but which we fully accept: we do not put duvets in our rooms!
Why should we do this? A duvet cover represents the same amount of fabric as 2 flat sheets: having duvets would therefore increase the volume of bed linen to be washed by a third for each bed and therefore increase the amount of water, detergent and energy needed for cleaning. And the hotel does not have two or three rooms: we have 23 rooms! The choice of sheets instead of duvet covers therefore allows us to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint by limiting the amount of energy, water and detergents used on a daily basis. You will therefore find in our rooms the traditional bedspreads, blankets and flat sheets, even if this may seem contrary to current fashion.
That’s it, we’re going to stop here our inventory of small daily gestures for the planet: we could add the maintenance of the garden without pesticides or phytosanitary products, the sorting of our waste, the making of our compost, the recycling of used materials, etc…
We hope that you will understand and share our approach: we welcome any suggestions you may have to help us in our eco-citizen approach.