Camping La Fontaine du Hallate Awarded Gold Status

Camping La Fontaine du Hallate Awarded Gold Status
August 29, 2018 Bradley Cox

Camping La Fontaine du Hallate offers traditional and eco-lodge style camping in a small corner of Morbihan. The 3.5 hectare property encompasses campgrounds, natural walkways, public and private mobile homes, and woodlands.

Green Globe awarded Gold Status to Camping La Fontaine du Hallate earlier this year acknowledging its high level of commitment to sustainable management and operations over five consecutive years.

Camping La Fontaine du Hallate, owned and managed by Claude and Elisabeth Le Gloanic, is completely immersed in nature. Trees have been planted throughout the grounds and line walkways so that each individual campsite is clearly distinguished from the next. Upon arrival, guests receive a copy of The Charter of Nature, which outlines the property’s sustainability approach, a harmonious place where “nature has all rights and humans all duties”. Eco-friendly messages include respecting the environment through energy and water saving actions, disposing of waste responsibly and not disturbing native fauna.

Flora indigenous to the area feature at the campground, an embankment has been created planted with a local hedge species that aid in the protection of the bocage landscape. Bees, bugs and birds are naturally attracted to feed on flowers, shrubs and tree plantations thereby preserving local biodiversity. Future plans include a wetland maintenance program for areas located further down the property to ensure the livelihood of different flora and fauna species.

This year a new permaculture garden was introduced at Camping La Fontaine du Hallate. Produce such as potatoes, salad vegetables, zucchini and raspberries are grown and harvested as ingredients for meals prepared in the restaurant. Leaf litter, branches, wood, cardboard and grass collected from lawn mowing are used as compost to fertilize vegetables and herbs. In addition, the restaurant uses an onsite digester and leftover food is fed to goats and other animals.

Effective resource management remains a priority at the property. Electricity usage has decreased, water consumption has dropped to 56 l/ night due in part to a sprinkler system that uses filtered wastewater and household waste is slightly lower. To reduce CO2 emissions, guests are encouraged to catch trains, travel by bike or drive electric cars (free recharging stations are located on site for guests) while PV electricity is used contributing toward a reduction of approximately 4 tons of Co2 / year.

For further information please see www.camping-morbihan