Nice Côte d’Azur – an eco responsible destination

A committed destination

Nice Côte d’Azur adopts sustainable practices to minimise its impact on the environment, by promoting local craftsmen and producers but also by encouraging slow tourism and soft mobility.



Soft mobility is coming to Nice Côte d’Azur! Its public transport network, easy and accessible to all, will allow you to move around serenely. Electric buses, trams, and bicycles… You can also find the map of the electric charging stations for your vehicle by clicking here.



More than 140 accommodations have been labeled to meet the new requirements of travelers: use of renewable energy, selective sorting of waste, use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, but also limiting the waste of water.


Green spaces

The Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area has many green spaces! Did you know that? The gardens of the Promenade du Paillon are maintained in an ecological manner with sustainable gardening methods, efficient water management, and limited use of pesticides.



In your plate, you will find local products with the “Cuisine Nissarde” label, seasonal products, vegetarian or vegan dishes, but also organic food offers. There is something for everyone!

Your new way of travelling

Prepare your eco-responsible stay

Whether you are on holiday by the sea or at 3000m altitude in a ski resort, favour responsible tourism by staying in Nice Côte d’Azur.

Together, let’s act against climate change and preserve biodiversity while protecting the environment and resources. Take a deep breath and discover exceptional places that are part of an eco-responsible approach.

Moments of sharing and meeting

Discover Nice Côte d’Azur differently

Nice Côte d’Azur has no less than 51 towns and villages from the coast to the mountains. A multitude of nautical, sports, and leisure activities await you! Something to delight the youngest and the oldest!

Discover the Nice Côte d’Azur area with the Greeters, local volunteers who offer you a stroll through the town. Perfect for learning all the secrets and anecdotes from your local friend!

Nice Côte D’Azur and its eco-labels

The Nice Côte d’Azur eco-labels are proof of the city’s commitment to the environment and its desire to become an example for other cities around the world.

Clef verte

The Clef Verte label was created in 1994 by the Teragir association. Today, it is the first sustainable tourism label for tourist accommodation and restaurants. In addition, the Metropolitan Tourist Office has officially launched its labeling support program.

écolabel européen

Created in 1992 by the European Commission. The Ecolabel Européen covers a total of 23 product categories, including cleaning products, household equipment, stationery, etc., but also applies to tourist accommodation.

eco jardins

Created by “Plantes & Cité, engineering of nature in the city”. Eco jardins has 738 gardens labelled in France. The compulsory criteria are respect for the environment by using respectful products and pesticides, as well as saving water, by favouring local plants.


Also created by the Teragir association in 1985. Pavillon Bleu is a sustainable tourism label for beaches and marinas. Today present in 46 countries on all continents, Pavillon Bleu has become a reference in the field of tourism.

Bienvenue à la ferme

Bienvenue à La Ferme is a commercial brand created in 1988 by the Chambers of Agriculture to promote farm products and establishments offering a welcome or a visit to the farm. Today, more than 1,500 accommodations in France have the brand, and more than 900 farms welcome the public.

Esprit parc national

Esprit Parc National is a brand created in 2015 by and for the 11 national parks of France. This brand is in close collaboration with the Mercantour Ecotourism association, as they work to promote and preserve the biodiversity and natural heritage of the Mercantour National Park.

jardin remarquable


Jardin Remarquable is a label created in 2004 by the French Ministry of Culture. It is a label for particularly well-maintained gardens and parks, with mandatory environmental management criteria. It gives rise to various benefits, including road and motorway signs.

ports propres

Ports Propres Actifs En Biodiversité is certified by Afnor. This certification completes the system and recognises ports engaged in concrete actions towards the protection and restoration of coastal fauna and flora. The certified ports are mainly in Brittany, the Mediterranean, Corsica and the port of La Rochelle.

Clef verte 🗝

As part of its CSR policy, Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau has set itself the objective of supporting tourism professionals towards a sustainable transition, participating in the improvement of the skills of local tourism service providers, and improving the destination’s performance on environmental issues.

Our ambition is to deploy the Clef Verte support program with Teragir so that Nice Côte d’Azur becomes one of the leading French cities in terms of the number of certified establishments. Thanks to the support of the Southern Region, Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau accompanies local tourism professionals. In addition, the CCI presents the additional existing aids for a sustainable transition of the partners.

The Office is committed!

Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to playing a decisive role in preserving the destination alongside the tourism industry and the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan and invites visitors and locals to join in the process.

Our CSR policy

Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau is integrating sustainable development into its corporate strategy. Through its 13 commitments, the MTO is working towards more responsible tourism by 2025.

Learn more about our commitments