What is it you do?
"This is a B&B with five guest rooms. The house has been in the same family for five generations, and each room is named after a family member from a particular generation and reflects something of their character."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"To be able to share this cultural and natural heritage with my guests is a real privilege. Developing cycling and walking activities is a great way to introduce people to this heritage so that they can appreciate it for themselves. Becoming a Geopark partner would make for continuity in the way I envisage developing my business."
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"I'm all for it! I have installed solar PV panels, which means that I can use some of the energy they produce for heating. I replace old bulbs, as they go, with LED equivalents. The stair lighting is on a timer. I have had the well rehabilitated so the water can be used for washing bikes, and for watering the garden. For the breakfasts, I use only fair trade and local products, and I use the fruit and vegetables from the orchard and kitchen garden to make home-made jam. I also opted for locally-sourced materials (wood, mud bricks, cob and chalk) for the renovation of the building and the construction of the bike shed.
Michèle Collin, owner
Grande Enneille 22
086 49 96 18