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From March 23rd to June 20th 2018 and from September 10th to November 11th 2018, our restaurant is closed on wednedays and thursdays for lunch and dinner.
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A philosophy

Ecotourism in Camargue

A philosophy

The Camargue, a zone covering 150.000 hectares and listed as both a regional nature park and a UNESCO biosphere reserve, is a unique space where nature and traditions meet.  The Mas de Peint and the Manade Jacques Bon invite you to discover it, while at the same time preserving the values and traditions that make this region an authentic territory.
 

Regional nature park label

Regional nature park label

The Mas de Peint and the Manade Jacques Bon adhere to the label « Valeurs Parc Naturel Régional » listed on the CETD (European Charter of Sustainable Tourism), one of the first commitments for an eco-responsible implication in tourism.

The role of the Regional Nature Park is, in particular, to preserve and develop our Camargue natural and cultural heritage.  This territorial project maintains the heritage received from generations of Camargue inhabitants, while at the same time adapting it to contemporary problems.  It is helping to elaborate a transposable model, able to demonstrate that sustainable management is compatible with economic and social progress.
 

Ecotourism at the Manade Jacques BON

At the Manade Jacques BON

On our farm, the Camargue bulls and horses live in semi-liberty all year round and eat mainly what the land has to offer. The cow-herds still work daily on horseback to move the cattle. The bulls are raised for the “cocarde” games, a game where the participants try to grab a ribbon and strings attached to the horns of the bull. 

In their daily activities, the Bon family and their team of helpers are aware of the necessity of respecting the environment and managing resources, with a vegetable garden producing seasonal produce, the patronizing of local craftsmen and producers, the use of an electric vehicle on our property, waste sorting and recycling. These values have become a philosophy for all of us.  
 

Ecotourism at the Mas de Peint

At the Mas de Peint

This year six rooms at the Mas du Peint were redone for even more comfort and elegance.  The Bon family has once again called on Brun de Vian-Tiran, a French woolen manufacturer in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue since 1808, for the carpets and blankets, made of natural fibers, thus prolonging twenty years of collaboration thanks to Mr. Gutapfel, a wool merchant in Carpentras.  

We have more projects for the future : installation of solar panels to produce our own energy, composting, and the loan of an electric vehicle for our Mas de Peint clients.

Ecotourism in our farm

In our farm

 “We have been farming this estate for three generations, and our agriculture and our business have been constantly changing over the years.
Yes, we want a more healthy, logical and sensible farm.  Thus we practice constant crop rotation on all our pieces of land used for crops and pastures. We produce rice, wheat and alfalfa, which we rotate with pasture land to create a good balance and a correct place for each of these elements in the nature surrounding us.

These rotations are needed to preserve and regenerate our soil, leaving our agricultural land cleaner and richer in organic matter, which allows us to produce cereal grains, grass and fodder healthier for you, for us and for our animals.”

Frédéric BON