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 From the outset this project was stamped with the will to be exemplary... the Park House, situated in the village of La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar has just been awarded the “Tourism and Disability” label for these four types of disability: motor, sight, hearing and mental, to the delight of the entire team who had devoted their energies to this end and who now see their efforts rewarded.

Judge for yourselves: reserved parking spaces, moving walkway access to reception and tactile ramp, tactile model of the whole building , adapted facilities inside the building, access ramps and ramps to visit temporary exhibitions, guide strips on the floor, audio guides, adapted reception furniture, reserved seats in the audiovisual space...

All the single storey exhibition space has been designed to be accessible to all and to cater for all types of visitors in a recreational way. 

Coherent welcoming facilities for disabled people now have to be taken further by working towards the creation of a natural site which can be experienced by these visitors with their infectious enthusiasm. Training in welcoming the disabled is also on the agenda.

Adapted reception facilities, tactile model, audio guides... are some of the accessories adapted for disabled visitors to the Park House.

Source: Parc national des Ecrins press release, complete original version at this link (in French only)

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La première édition du salon EnergiCîmes est organisée par le Parc du Massif des Bauges,

en collaboration avec l’ASDER, PRIORITERRE, les organisations professionnelles, TENERRDIS et l’INES et la commune de Lescheraines.

Les thèmes sont: les économies d’énergies dans l’habitat et le transport, les énergies renouvelables et l’éco-construction adaptées aux spécificités du PNR du massif des Bauges

Facilitating and supporting the creation of new enterprises is acknowledged as an important activity to maintain and reinforce the economic vitality of a territory and its enterprises. The Regional Nature Park Chartreuse is therefore encouraging and supporting the transfer of enterprises and the creation of new activities.

In partnership with the regional economic actors (intern and extern) the Park aims at support possible candidates with a project in Chartreuse in their efforts.

It therefore proposes:

1) An individualised assistance in order to help the potential candidates in the development of their project
2) Facilitating the exchanges with potential support structures
3) Access to relevant socio-economic data for the territory
4) Help in the search of available premises

Further information:http://www.parc-chartreuse.net/vivre-en-chartreuse

 Dossier de presse et reportage vidéo sur l'accueil des personnes en situation de handicap dans les parcs nationaux français. Le reportage vidéo de 10 minutes vous présente diverses réalisations et infrastructures des parcs nationaux français.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:00

Landschaft Erlebnis Reisen

Herausgeber: Dominik Siegrist, Matthias Stremlow
Erhältlich in deutscher Sprache beim Rotpunktverlag

Goldwaschen im Entlebuch, Wandern auf dem historischen Splügen-Saumpfad oder zu den drei Sonnen des Lavaux. Dabei Land und Leute kennen lernen und in authentische Landschaften eintauchen, in stimmigen Gasthäusern übernachten und sich mit lokalen Gerichten verwöhnen lassen. Alles das bietet naturnaher Tourismus in der Schweiz; und vieles mehr.

Naturnaher Tourismus führt nicht weit weg, sondern mitten hinein. Hinein in die Schweiz mit ihren Pärken und UNESCO-Welterbegebieten. Naturnaher Tourismus ist eine Tourismusform, welche schonend die Vielfalt der natürlichen und kulturellen Landschaftswerte einer Region erlebbar macht und dabei den Menschen vor Ort Arbeitsplätze und Wertschöpfung bringt.

Naturnaher Tourismus ist damit auch ein wirkungsvoller Beitrag zum Klimaschutz. Die in diesem Sammelband vereinten Beiträge ausgewiesener Fachleute geben einen Überblick über Spektrum, Chancen und Herausforderungen des naturnahen Tourismus in der Schweiz. Darüber hinaus werden Handlungsmöglichkeiten für engagierte Akteurinnen und Akteure, welche den naturnahen Tourismus stärken und fördern, aufgezeigt. 

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:00

Via Alpina

 Dans son livre, Vincent Tornay, géographe de formation, évoque son périple à pied de 119 jours de Trieste à Monaco, sur la fameuse Via Alpina. Il y présente également 13 massifs des Alpes en autant de chapitres. Pour chaque massif, il décrit un itinéraire à pied de plusieurs jours et le complète d’informations pratiques utiles pour préparer au mieux sa randonnée et se confronter sur place à la spectaculaire Via Alpina.

Cet ouvrage évoque les parfums d’un extraordinaire voyage d’un bout à l’autre des Alpes, des rives de l’Adriatique à la baie de Monaco, à travers huit pays alpins.

Un livre pour les randonneurs, d’un jour, d’une semaine ou d’une vie, pour les voyageurs-aventuriers et pour tous ceux que la montagne fascine.

Pour plus d'informations consultez le site: http://www.via-alpina.org

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 "PER ALPES - Discovering the Alps in 20 circular walks" - New publication from Alpine Convention

The Alps, for all their variety and diversity, none-the-less constitute a single, united region. By presenting the Alps as a tourism destination that goes beyond the borders of individual States, this guidebook contributes to the implementation of the Alpine Convention’s protocol on tourism.
Who would like to get a copy is kindly asked to send an e-mail to: info@alpconv.org.

PER ALPES - Discovering the Alps in 20 circular walks (PDF, 8 MB) 

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The mayor of Liptovsky Mikulas (Slovak republic) reveals why he involved his town and his country in the organisation of the 2nd Nature & Sports Euro'Meet 2013. He also tells us how the Liptov region, in the heart of Europe, is wonderful for outdoor sports...

Call for experiences
The cornerstone of the Nature & Sports Euro’Meet are the theme seminars. After a proposition from the organisator, the European steering committee had chosen 4 themes seminars to build this edition :

  • Theme seminar 1: How to improve the management of outdoor sports in natural protected areas ?
  • Theme seminar 2: How to improve the pedagogic supervision for the education of young people through outdoor sports ?
  • Theme seminar 3: Outdoor Sports and health
  • Theme seminar 4: How to reinforce and structure the outdoor sports offers in a territory ?

We are launching the call for experiences and propose you to share your project, innovating policies, or exemplary actions relating to tourism and outdoor sports and invite you to present them during the 2nd Nature & Sports Euro'Meet in Liptovsky Mikulas (Slovakia, October 2013).

For further information on the 2nd Nature & Sports Euro'Meet 2013: www.nature-sports.eu