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For a sustainable and ecologically responsible tourism in Lyon

Sustainable development, we say it... we do it.

Sustainable tourism

It is also the individual responsibility of our guests: in their behaviour, daily actions and choice of service providers and/or destinations according to sustainability criteria.

Our objective is to contribute in saving the planet by limiting the impact of our activities on our vulnerable environment…

For years, our non-profit association has been integrating sustainable development.

Our actions

– Alert our guests on participating in waste sorting and energy saving

– Be at 100% of green electricity. All our bulbs are LEDs or class A bulbs.

– Train our staff to have real ecological actions !

– Favour short circuit and products from organic farming or fair trade.

– Enhancing local biodiversity in our garden.

– And many other actions that we will be happy to share with you !


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We do it.. We prove it.


European eco label

AFNOR certification
renewed twice
Reference : FR/051/068

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"Lyon ville équitable et durable" label

issued by the City of Lyon, renewed thrice.

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LPO garden certification.

Our garden is a LPO refuge (League of Bird Protection).

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We prove it and we don’t stop here !

Our action plan for 2019-2024

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Water management

Achieve an average water flow rate of the building's taps. Today at 7 L/minute.
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Waste management

Renew the waste sorting system in the building: communication, recycling cigarette butts, other waste recycling to be defined. Reduce individual packaging in the lunchboxes.
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Environmental management

Plan educational animations with the theme “biodiversity and respect for life” in Rhea's garden with the LPO.

Unique in Lyon, meet our Rhea !

Our mascot, Rhea, will stay with you throughout your stay !

This little character comes to life to help you learn more about the daily ecogests in all of our facilities. Children and grown-ups alike enjoy Rhea’s cartoons they can discover before coming to our place !
Mascot of our national network, you can also find Rhea in all the eco-labelled Ethic-Etapes !

Ethic-Etapes National Network

Ethic-Etapes National Network in a few numbers :


centers all over France.
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400 000

people from all over the world
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million overnight stays per year
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of groups booking and 25% of individual booking
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Why Ethic?

For 40 years...

Ethic-Etapes, it’s a warm welcoming based on the values of sharing, discovery and respect, and it won’t stop anytime soon !
All members of the Ethic etapes network are committed to the planet and social tourism!

22 centers labeled in tourism and disability.

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17 european ecolabel centers.

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Social and solidarity-oriented economy

All centers of the Ethic-Etapes network take part in a social and solidarity-oriented economy.
The centers reinvest their profits in their social projects and work actively with local firms and projects.

Each center develops a unique economic project serving the general interest, with an open management.

It is a network that will bring a special attention to the choice of their suppliers and supplies, especially in terms of catering: short circuits, organic products and good meals…. !

The CISL, like the other centers, aims to offer you friendly and safe services. Our objective remains to allow as many people as possible to learn about their own regions by promoting encounters, social exchange and the inclusion of people with disabilities.

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Over 50 years of existence in Lyon

And supporting Lyon and its metropolis.

Louis Pradel inaugurates the largest Youth Center in Europe, which includes the “Foyer Lyonnais d’Accueil et de Promotion”. A lodging and catering structure that can accommodate groups performing at the Youth Center or those attending the shows.

The F.L.A.P. is completely restructured and renovated. It also changes name and becomes the association of the Centre International de Séjour de Lyon, inaugurated by Francisque Collomb.

The City of Lyon is getting ready to host the Soccer World Cup, scheduled for 1998. The City’s capacity to accommodate youth groups is insufficient. The renovation and extension project of the building is approved.

Raymond Barre inaugurates the building and open its doors to welcome the first groups.

The association changes name and becomes “Ethic Etapes CIS Lyon”


Obtention of the LVED label (Lyon, Fair and Sustainable City)

LPO garden certification (League of Bird Protection).

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