Over the centuries, life has always been hard in the Cévennes.
The reliefs of the mountains are steep and the erosion strong. In order to be able to cultivate these lands, generations of peasants have erected dry stone walls (“bancels” or “faïsses”).
Everything was done by hand because mechanization was not possible in the mountains. Water was scarce too.
The result is thrifty, proud, hard-working Cévennes inhabitants who are fully aware of the nature that surrounds them.
Stemming from agriculture and originating from villages around Saint-Jean-du-Gard, the Daumet family from Mas Cauvy has always, by nature and quite naturally, respected its environment and used the resource-saving techniques advocated today.
However, it is always possible to question yourself and do better. To do this, it is now necessary to structure our approach and measure our progress.
We are supported by ADEME (Agency for Ecological Transition) and Cévennes Tourisme (the tourist office of Alès Agglomeration).
It is a virtuous path in which we are committed and in which we invite you to participate at your own pace.
The Cevennes Tourism Office has set up a label for Sustainable Tourism.
The objective of this certification is to promote tourism that is more respectful of the environment, alongside the Cevennes National Park.
Following a thorough audit, the commission awarded Mas Cauvy the “eco-motivated” level, which rewards our efforts made so far.
The goal :
Reduce the impact of tourist activity on the environment through simple actions
Develop eco-responsible tourism
Promoting accommodation for a clientele increasingly concerned about eco-gestures
Reduce energy consumption