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The recent episodes of heat waves and drought, in Normandy and elsewhere, are a reminder that climate change is a real emergency. Faced with this alarming observation, Greenpeace has drawn up a list of 41 destinations for spending eco-responsible holidays, with family or friends.

Published: August 6, 2022 at 7:54 p.m.

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The month of July 2022 will be remembered for its various heat waves and heat waves in France. Normandy has unfortunately not escaped this trend, where the symbolic bar of 40 degrees has been brushed against on several occasions. The five Norman departments are also affected by water restriction measures, synonymous with stopping non-priority withdrawals.

Faced with this alarming situation, Greenpeace has compiled a list of 41 destinations to spend an eco-responsible holiday. We take stock.

Responsible travel

To limit global warming to 1.5°C, Greenpeace recalls that we should emit less than three tonnes of CO2 * per year and per person by 2030. The plane is so polluting that we can exceed this limit in a single trip. For French and foreign destinations, the organization recommends travel by public transport… with lower emissions such as buses, ferries, trains, or electric cars.

The best destinations in France

The Auvergne volcanoes, the Ossau valley, the Vallée des Merveilles and the Crozon peninsula are favored by Greenpeace for summer holidays in France. These four destinations have the common denominator of high accessibility by train from the largest French cities.

No reference to Normandyeven if our chauvinistic side leads us to cite the seaside resorts of Etretat, Le Havre, or Cabourg.

The best destinations abroad

Pour a weekend or a weekthe recommended destinations are Bruges, the Black Forest, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Vienna, the Channel Islands, Cologne, San Sebastian and Bilbao, and London.

For some longer trips of two weeksthe list extends to Sardinia, Lombardy, Tyrol, Highlands, Balearic Islands, Cornwall, Slovenia, Stevenson’s Path, Andalusia, Ireland, Wadden Islands, Swiss Alps, Asturias, the Ligurian coast and the island of Elba, Bavaria and the Danish islands.

Finally, for longer vacationthe NGO recommends Puglia and Basilicata, the “pearl of the Balkans”, Corfu and the Ionian Islands, Istanbul, a getaway to the Baltic Sea, the discovery of the fjords, a trip from Biarritz to Lisbon, a trip from Rome to Tunis, Transylvania and an adventure from the Rif to the Sahara.

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