Good practice business LA GRÉE DES LANDES

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country France
  • ETGG2030-GP
Postal address Cournon, 56 200 La Gacilly
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Forest
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A7 Buildings and infrastructure
  • A7.3 Sustainable practices and materials
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D1.4 Water conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
  • D2.3 Wastewater
  • D3.1 Biodiversity conservation
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Protected areas nearby:

Britanny Coast, Morbihan

Forest of Broceliande

Certifying body:

Green Globe


Outstanding contributions

La Grée des Landes is a hotel and spa in a natural setting near to the coast of Brittany. It identifies itself as an eco-hotel which lives with respect to nature, offering biodiversity, art, welcome and relaxation.  The building has been designed to high environmental standards.  It is south-west facing to make the most of sunlight. Green roofs and hemp-wool in the walls provide natural insultation.  The rooftops contain solar panels and boilers use renewable wood from sustainably managed local forests. Water is carefully managed and recycled from the spa and swimming pool for use in toilets and for irrigating the gardens. Low flow showerheads halve the level of water consumption.

The French Birds Protection League (LPO) has been monitoring the hotel grounds since its creation and regularly takes a census of all fauna and flora. This informs the hotel’s management plan, which has had a very positive impact on native flora and fauna, with increases observed in the number and variety of birds, animals and insects.  La Grée des Landes has invited students from other hotels to learn about eco design and management and the use of locally grown organic produce in the restaurant.


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