LA CÔTE SAINT-JACQUES & SPA * * * * *
Without claiming to be the best in the class in terms of ecology overnight, we are convinced that the preservation of nature and biodiversity begins with concrete actions and simple everyday gestures.
We have chosen, with all the teams of the Côte Saint-Jacques, to firmly commit ourselves to this path and most of the decisions we take are now guided by this desire to make a contribution to the building.
Association "Dessine Nous un Avenir" Our daily actions Michelin Guide's Green Star
HELP US PROTECT BIODIVERSITY AND OUR PLANET
We do not inherit the Earth from our Parents, we borrow it from our Children
For several years, with my wife Karine, we have had the opportunity to travel around the different continents and in particular the African lands to admire the treasures that nature offers us.
During our travels, we have been able to forge links with men and women on the terrain, who are now witnessing the threat of extinction of many species getting closer every day.
We decided to found the association "Dessine nous un Avenir" in order not to remain spectators of the tragedy that is taking place all over the world, including on our doorstep.
The aim of the association "Dessine nous un Avenir" is to sensitize young people to the urgency of protecting biodiversity and our planet as a whole.
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HELP US TO PROTECT BIODIVERSITY AND OUR PLANET
The Côte Saint Jacques has always offered many facilities to the youngest guests, including adapted menus and a playroom reserved for them.
Today we are offering them the opportunity to become actors at our side to protect endangered species. Indeed, we have committed to donating 50% of the amount of our customers' children's expenses (up to 14 years old) to our association "Dessine-nous un Avenir", as well as a percentage of sales on certain products in our shop.
The sums collected will then be transferred in full to the two associations we support and we hope to encourage other economic players in our sector and region to join us.
DRAW US A FUTURE
The preservation of nature and biodiversity begins with concrete actions and simple gestures on a daily basis, and we have chosen, with all our teams, to firmly commit ourselves to this path and most of the decisions we take are now guided by this desire to make a contribution to the building.
Thus, since spring 2018, we have been developing a market garden that allows us to produce some of the vegetables we consume. It will be doubled and fruit trees have just been planted, and logs installed for our honey production.
We are also looking for producers closer to us, as long as the quality is up to our standards.
We are working on our waste management and we should be able to recycle more than 80% of our waste by 2019.
In line with the Relais & Châteaux Manifesto, we are following the recommendations of SeaWeb Europe, an environmental organisation working to preserve the oceans by promoting sustainable fishing and trying to limit the use of plastic in the hotel, kitchen and restaurant.
In the same way, our next menus will move towards a reduction of meat products in favour of more plant-based dishes and our sommeliers will now offer a wide range of natural and organic wines.
We have, of course, long since banned food products which may contain palm oil, a real environmental scourge!
We are looking for ways to save energy and we encourage our staff to be more vigilant in this area. In the same spirit, we offer our customers charging stations for electric vehicles.
La Côte Saint Jacques has been awarded a green star, synonymous with sustainable and virtuous commitments to the environment, in the Michelin Guide 2021.
This is a reward for all the efforts we make in this direction: proximity with local producers, development of our vegetable garden, promotion of natural and organic wine producers, intelligent management of our waste... And so on...
Not forgetting, of course, our association for the defence of biodiversity and wildlife, "Dessine nous un Avenir", which works alongside associations that fight on the ground on all continents.
We would like to thank and congratulate all our teams for their commitment to us on a daily basis.
Karine and Jean-Michel Lorain
La Côte Saint-Jacques & Spa *****
14, Faubourg de Paris
89300 Joigny (Bourgogne)
+33 3 86 62 09 70