5 ideas for an eco-responsible holiday

The town of Saint-Cyprien is going green and has taken a sustainable approach, aimed at everyone, residents and holidaymakers.

While on holiday we should not lose our good habits, it is quite possible to reconcile pleasure, discovery and respect for the environment, here are the top 5 ideas for an eco-responsible stay in Saint-Cyprien.

1. Travel in the off-season

Saint-Cyprien is a destination to visit in any season, summer brings heat, a very pleasant temperature in the water and life is in full swing, but spending a weekend or a week of vacation in the off season is also pleasant, during the Indian summer in September - October and from April! With its 320 days of sunshine per year, the destination has something to delight epicureans with locally produced Catalan gourmet products, sunrise lovers, hikers and bike rides and all those wishing to recharge their batteries in contact with nature. Traveling in the off-season is ideal if you are looking for authenticity and tranquility.

2. Savour the local specialties

Prioritise products from sustainable fishing with the local fishermen present every morning on the quays of the port with their catch of the day, a responsible way of consuming good fresh products. You will have their advice on how the prepare the fish, their recipe ideas, for a healthy Mediterranean meal full of colours on the plate.
Visit the large village and beach markets to buy good fruit and vegetables soaked in the Roussillon sun and taste the local specialties with Catalan flavours, such as boles de picolat, fideua, stuffed squid ... must-haves! Without forgetting the good honey and the biscuits produced by craftspeople and producers of the department and the region. A little boost to the local economy!

3. Choose committed accommodation

Among all the options available in the region, the hotel restaurant & spa Les Bulles de Mer is one of the accommodation options committed to a natural and ecological approach and philosophy. Choice of materials in the rooms, sorting of waste, solar panels, electric charging stations, elimination of plastic, sustainable agriculture is favoured by the restaurant where the cuisine is mostly organic and "local" with seasonal products. Small steps that lead to a definite improvement in our common living environment.

4. Forget your car

How about leaving the car at home to reach Saint-Cyprien by public transport (train, bus, carpooling)? You can also choose to come by car and then leave it when you arrive! The Saint-Cyprien area, and more broadly, the community of South Roussillon municipalities has been designed and developed for leisure cyclists, you can travel around the resort and its surroundings by bike since many trails and routes exist, from the beach to the village through the small green paths. Saint-Cyprien is classified as Cycling Friendly (Accueil Vélo), which guarantees to be less than 5 km from a cycle path, to have suitable equipment for cyclists: secure bike shelters, repair kit and to benefit from a friendly welcome (information and useful advice, itineraries, weather forecast, etc.).

5. Keep your good habits

On holiday, we should keep our good habits as we continue to do at home! The town has many collection points. On a walk or hike, bring a bag, you can sort the waste on the way back. Also try to limit packaging as much as possible, we think of reusable water bottles, airtight boxes for a zero waste picnic, canvas bag or shopping bag for your shopping at the market! Small gestures that matter a lot.