Villages Nature Paris

Description: Holly Rooke visits French resort Villages Nature Paris, a large collection of holiday cottages just 20 miles from the French capital, to see large scale sustainable tourism in action. Holly Rooke visits French resort Villages Nature Paris, a collection of holiday cottages just 20 miles from the French capital, to see how it has incorporated sustainable principles into its large scale design and operations.Au naturel. Villages Nature Paris. Photo: Holly RookeThe new resort Villages Nature Paris, a collaboration between EuroDisney S.C.A

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