4 tips for eco friendly vacations in Nice
Today it is essential to take care of the planet and a few gestures can change everything (even on vacation)! During your stay in Nice, many solutions are available to you to enjoy while respecting the environment: carbon-free water activities, eating local and seasonal food... Discover the best advice of the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden to spend an eco-responsible stay.
Carbon-free water activities on the French Riviera
The beautiful coastlines of the French Riviera need to be protected and that means taking care of them. Taking care of the environment while having fun in the Mediterranean is quite possible!
You like boating, do you know that there are diesel-free boats that run on electricity? Seazen is specialized in the rental of electric and solar boats. Rent your boat without a license for total freedom or choose the comfort of a private tour with a skipper to admire the beauty of the French Riviera from the sea.
To enjoy the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean without polluting, try stand up paddle, kayak or snorkeling! Many stands dedicated to water activities in Nice offer you to rent your equipment to discover the marine fauna and flora. These activities are as fun as they are environmentally friendly!
Eco friendly water activities Nice – Credit Summer Hotels
Use responsible modes of transportation during your stay in Nice
By staying at the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden, you are in the center of Nice close to all amenities and the main attractions of the city. Ideal location to use only your feet to get around and discover the city without polluting.
Nice, voted the greenest city in France, has many soft modes of transportation: the blue bicycle, the little 100% electric train or the tramway. And to discover the surrounding towns, the Nice train station, located 10 minutes walk from the 4-star hotel, will take you to another dream destination: Cannes, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu sur mer etc.
Did you know that travelling by train pollutes 32 times less than taking the car? In fact, the train is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport with only 0.6% of the emissions of the entire transport industry with 10% of the passengers transported (source: sncf connect).
Eat fresh, seasonal and 100% local in Nice
In Nice, and especially in summer, seasonal fruits and vegetables are as delicious as they are good for your health and the planet! Exit junk food and overpackaged products, and make way for local products. After having your excellent breakfast in the garden of the Hotel Brice Garden, head to the Cours Saleya market to fill up on vitamins! The market gardeners offer local products that you can easily use to compose a superb picnic on the beach or in a park. Choose your sunny fruits and vegetables from the stalls of the greengrocers and let yourself be tempted by one of Nice's specialties: pissaladière, socca... enjoy Nice's dolce vita while respecting the environment!
Cours Saleya market Nice – Credit Summer Hotels
3 easy ways to protect the environment on vacation
- To be eco-responsible and reduce your environmental impact, consider investing in low-polluting clothing and equipment. Since synthetic fibers are very polluting, choose natural fiber fabrics. In addition to the good ecological gesture you are making, their quality allows you to keep your clothes in excellent condition year after year.
Did you know? The textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world with 1.2 billion tons of CO2 generated each year. As 63% of the fibers used for textiles in the world are made from petroleum, synthetic fibers are highly responsible for these CO2 emissions.
- A summer essential: sunscreen. Opt for an eco-responsible solution! Every year, 25,000 tons of active chemical ingredients from sunscreens are dumped into the oceans and seas, degrading coral and marine plants and having a negative impact on all marine animals. Eco-responsible sunscreens avoid the destruction of marine life while protecting your skin. Among the various brands of environmentally friendly sun creams, Laroche Posey, Uriage and Biotherm creams can be found in pharmacies.
- Replace plastic water bottles by investing in a water bottle! In Nice, several still and sparkling water fountains are located throughout the city, so you can fill your water bottle with fresh water.
You are now ready to spend your stay in Nice in an eco-responsible way! The small gestures of each one allow to respect the environment, and the planet thanks you.