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Sustainable Tourism Program  
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L'Hotel de Hercé Mission Statement includes an  Environmental Policy.

This means we make choices based on reducing the impact of our business on the environment. You will see this in a few small ways during your stay with us. 

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Sustainable Tourism Practices

Awarded Sustainable Tourism Tick from Bookingdotcom 

  • Waste recycling

  • Water

  • Energy

  • Destination & Community

  • Support local Tourism

  • Nature


Supports Cycling Holidays 

Our Bike House provided undercover secure storage of Bicycles for guests on outdoors Eco Tourism Cycling Holidays  



  • Green area on the property with large Garden.

  • Garden is glyphosate free

  • Compost kitchen waste

  • Use natural fertilizers 

  • Our garden plants and water features support native birds.  

Fragrance Bottles


  • Minimum single-use plastics

  • Guest toiletries refillable & recyclable

  • No coffee pods


Central Heating

L'Hotel de Hercé is heated by a high-energy efficient, heat-retaining, hydronic system run on town natural gas. 


Maison Confiture & preserved  fruits

  • We preserve our gardens cherries and Mirabelle each summer.

  • Harvest Walnuts from friends' gardens.

  • Mayenne Farm to Table produce sourcing for Table d'Hote.   

paper recycling


All paper, plastic, glass & metals are sorted & recycled



  • Coffee is made via an Espresso machine, Press or Filter methods. All coffee waste is composted.

  • No plastic coffee pods are used. 


Sparkling Water

  • Sparkling water is made from Mayenne water & a soda stream.

  • We don't buy bottled water.



  • In-house, laundry uses Savon Marseilles pure soap, natural vegetable base, no fragrance, no colouring, chemicals or bleach. 

  • To save water and electricity, we change bed linen and towels after your 3rd night stay. If you require Fresh linen just let us know. 

Domestic Waste Bin


All kitchen waste is composted in the back garden and used on our garden beds.  

Parked Car


  • Our car for Hotel transfers

&  Guided Touring is a Hybrid Renault

  • Promotes Holidays and Tours in Local tourism destinations

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