It is with much pride that Port Grimaud II has become the winner of the label, Pavillon Bleu, in May 2015.
This label is the “Environmental symbol of exemplary quality”.
Created by the French Office of the Fondation for Education in Environment in Europe in 1985, each year the Pavillon Bleu pays tribute to municipalities and recreational ports who continuously contribute to a policy of sustainable tourist development.”
This year, the ecolabel has distinguished 396 beaches and 97 recreational ports. It is in the category of recreational ports that Port Grimaud II has obtained this prestigious distinction.
To achieve this, there are more than 35 criteria which need to be adhered to.
As the official site of Pavillon Bleu explains, “the named recreational ports are (…) places where the protection of the environment and marine environment is a priority. Boaters must have access to careening areas without emissions in a natural environment, waste water recovery systems by boats but also to special waste recovery zones. Just like the municipalities, the Pavillon Bleu recreational ports propose environmental activities to heighten awareness to boaters and visitors around the fragility of the environment.”
With its well thought-out construction, exceptional architecture, and a flourishing village, Pavillon Bleu (the municipality of Grimaud) and the lakeside town of Port Grimaud have subscribed to a sustainable tourism policy which enables the preservation of an exceptional environment while offering its visitors and residents dream holidays.