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The spirit of rural tourism: bringing the countryside alive via solidarity between rural people, villages and associations for tourism and leisure



The spirit of rural tourism: bringing the countryside alive via solidarity between rural people, villages and associations for tourism and leisure



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R. Pages, interviewed here by P. Brosson, is a past president of various official and unofficial tourism-related bodies in France. He responds to question about tourism in rural areas, stating that villagers are generally in favour and that rural tourism brings considerable economic benefits. The success of the two schemes, gites ruraux de France (cottages to let) and Logis de France (family inn style accommodation), are described briefly.

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