The ‘Butinier au Pays du Mont Blanc’ encourages slow tourism. It is a network of product and service providers across the French, Italian and Swiss sides in order to allow for a slow-pace, authentic discovery of the natural, cultural and social wealth of the region. It facilitates liaison between small-scale local actors across regional as well as branch frontiers, linking agriculture (cattle owners, pasture managers and local product producers – mostly cheeses, yogurts, honey, jams and wine), artisans (bell-making, wood sculpture), independent certified nature guides and small scale hostelry (mountain huts and B&B) with the local cultural heritage (little museums, including a bell tower and a mill, as well as art galleries) in order to create themselves a sustainable tourism offer complementary to the mainstream tourism catalogues and to international mass tourism on the popular Tour du Mont-Blanc
To know more on Good Practices about sustainable tourism in mountain areas, please have a look at:
– The Alpine Convention Report: “Sustainable tourism in the Alps, report on the State of the Alps”, published in 2012 (page 56), which among others, describes this Good Practice.