Tourism quality

Le Label qualité tourisme

Futur artiche 2022

Bikes welcome

What is the Accueil Vélo Label ?

Accueil Vélo is a national award that guarantees cyclists a warm and friendly welcome as well as services along cycle routes.

Since 2019, the Parc de Pierre-Brune welcomes cyclists to take a break in the heart of the Mervent forest.

At the Bar de la Grotte, everything you need to recharge your batteries is waiting for you :

> A warm welcome (practical information, advice and tips)

> Special amenities (cycle parking, repair kits)

> An ideal stopover point (close to cycle routes, with easy access, shaded terraces, refreshments)

Nature

closer to nature

The Mervent-Vouvant forest is partially listed as a Natura 2000 site, which extends over more than 5,000 hectares of forest.
Aware of this exceptional natural setting from which the Parc de Pierre-Brune site benefits, its staff is commited to preserving this environment all year long.

The site is home to a rich vegetation and a protected natural river. The Parc de Pierre-Brune contributes to the protection of this fauna and flora by adopting eco-responsible actions, namely the construction of 30 « insect hotels » by 2021, spread throughout the park.

The Parc de Pierre-Brune is committed to ecological values and ensures that its staff is aware of the importance of recycling. The restaurant tableware is reusable to minimise the use of plastic. We also compost all leftover food.

Tourism

An authentic tourism

To ensure that its visitors enjoy a timeless experience, the Parc de Pierre-Brune has adopted a “slow-tourism” approach by offering activities that are freely accessible and with virtually no waiting. Rediscover all the fun of wandering around freely in a relaxing setting. We also offer picnic areas and provide specific facilities for hikers and cyclists (bicycle parking, repair kits,....).

Proximity

More proximity

The Parc de Pierre-Brune is committed to local community involvement by working with local businesses.

In order to reduce the food consumption chain, local products are widely used throughout our catering outlets. Therefore, all our fresh products are ordered regularly from local producers. As well as offering certain well-known regional products like La Trouspinette (a Vendean aperitif ), the Parc de Pierre-Brune tries to promote new products from local companies, such as its range of beers from the La Cibulle Brewery.

During the winter months, we work mainly with local companies for any building and development work of the park.

Heritage

Enhancing heritage

The Parc de Pierre-Brune strives to promote the surrounding heritage thanks to a tourist information and resource centre located at the park's entrance. A direct access to footpaths and places of interest has also been set up for hikers (Grotte du Père Montfort, Barrage (dam) de Pierre-Brune, Belvedere...).