The fundamental ideas that have guided PLAISIRS ET MAISONS DE PROVENCE (English "Joy of Provence") are: Quality, Authenticity and Terroir (Land)
A painstaking selection of lodgings and excursions has been made.
All of these selections have been evaluated thanks to a rigorous grid system.
This grid is organized around 10 themes: the welcome of the guests, hygiene, décor, the authenticity of the place, the quality/price ratio, how well-kept the establishment is, how involved the managers are in working toward sustainable tourism...
A score is given to each of the establishments out of a total ranging from 0 to 250 points.
Only those establishments obtaining a score of between 180 and 250 were selected.
The restaurateurs chosen are strongly committed to their profession. They prepare their menus depending on the local market and thus with seasonal products.
They only use regional or local products. They work with ‘fresh’ products using their own methods.
Their menus are inventive and innovative.
The service providers offered on this site were tested and selected for:
- Their expertise
- Their quality services
- The typical nature of their offering
- Their love of their profession
- Their involvement in protecting the environment
- Their outlook (respecting people, the land, ancestral know-how, the repetition of traditions transmitted from generation to generation)
- Their commitment to welcoming their guests as friends.
This questionnaire is carefully reviewed. For each positive or negative comment on a product purchased or on the services of the agency, a communication is addressed to the service supplier to assure corrective action.
A physical verification is also made by a representative of the agency to assure the good execution of the improvement process.