Eco-friendly activities

Paris is a city with a big heart and plenty of vitality. Wonderful discoveries, green surprises and human experiences abound in Paris. Incentive, team building, bleisure and post-seminar activities are becoming eco-friendly.

Parc Rives de Seine, Paris © Jean-Baptise Gurliat / Mairie de Paris

Simple guidelines to follow

In Paris, you can visit many parks and gardens by bicycle, stroll around authentic districts on foot, meet passionate associations and craftsmen, talk to people who are active in the social and solidarity economy, take part in the clean-up of a wood, enjoy marvellous museums or theatres, visit alternative places, develop your creativity around local dishes and flavours, and experience Paris like a Parisian.

Approaching activities in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible way means taking into account the form as well as the content of these activities. Therefore, the means employed and the messages conveyed are both important. The two main questions to address - or to put to your potential partners – are:

  • What are the positive or negative impacts of the activity on the environment, on heritage, on the district or city, on inhabitants? What can be done to improve them?
  • Does the activity give me new information, an original perspective, a new sensation, or contribute to sustainable development?

The incentive or team building activities offered by suppliers are considered eco-friendly if they minimize their impact on the environment and/or if they are meaningful.

Particular attention should be paid to:

  • the means of transport (non-motorized vehicles or public transport is to be preferred);
  • locating the activity nearby and with a backup solution in case of bad weather for outdoor activities;
  • mobilizing partners and suppliers, preferably local and with a commitment to sustainable development (possibly labelled);
  • giving gifts that are useful, from fair trade and/or sustainably-designed;
  • management of waste generated by the activity (reduced during the planning stages, reused, then sorted and recovered);
  • providing information about the activity that is positive and paper-free if not reusable or recyclable;
  • accessibility for all, adapted for people who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or with reduced mobility;
  • local benefits (promotion of local products, solidarity donation to an association, technical or human support, etc.).
Charters, standards, labelsSubjectEvaluation
ISO 20121International standard for event management. It requires the putting in place of an event sustainability management system in the company.Environment
In-depth audit
Green GlobeInternational certification. The structure must fulfil more than 50% of the 380 concrete and sector-specific criteria.Environment
In-depth audit
PrestaddFrench label created by Synpase for entertainment and events companies.Environment
Dossier studied by a judging panel
BiorismoPrivate label. The only measure 100% dedicated to biodiversity in the tourism and leisure sector, with around one hundred criteria.BiodiversityDossier and online audit
Other measuresNot specific to the events sector, so applicable to all: ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 9001 (quality), OHSAS 18001 (Health and Security), Diversity Label (non-discrimination), Global Compact (Social and Market), Label LUCIE (RSE (Corporate social responsibility) initiative), Tourisme Green Impulse (reporting RSE), Tourisme & Handicap (accessibility of buildings, sites and facilities), Imprim’vert (printers), HQE / LEED / BREEAM (efficient buildings)…

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List of eco-friendly activities and entertainment

Paris Bike Tour

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Le Marais

For more than 15 years, Paris Bike Tour has been organising bicycle tours of Paris and the surrounding area. Our multilingual......

Paris à Vélo

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Bastille

We specialize in guided bike tours, with 5 different routes lasting 3 hours each, where you can discover the well known sides of......

Holland Bikes Tours and Rentals

Incentive activities | Guided tours

Combine Business & Bike Pleasure What do you think of a company trip to Paris? Get away from the familiar work environment with......

Marin d'eau douce

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • République - Gares de l'Est et du Nord

Marin d'Eau Douce's marina hosts all kind of business events, whether seminars, team building or incentive days on the water with......


Coach operator | Guided tours | Incoming agency specialized in leisure groups
  • Louvre

PARISCityVISION coordinates all the services that are required to make your business events a success: transfers, transport,......

La route des gourmets

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Specialists in food culture, we organize activities, seminars, tours and conferences about French gastronomy. We offer many eno......


Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Gare de Lyon - Bercy

Wecandoo organizes workshops with local craftsmen where you can discover a savoir-faire and make you own creation. These......

4 roues sous 1 parapluie

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Montmartre - La Chapelle

Founder of this innovative concept, 4 Roues Sous 1 Parapluie offers a series of original services to individuals and companies......


Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A new cellar completely dedicated to Champagne has just opened in the heart of historic Saint Germain des Prés. At Dilettantes,......