La Cité des Électriciens (France) voted “Best Creative Lodging” by the Creative Tourism Awards

The winners of the eleventh edition of the Creative Tourism Awards have just been revealed!

Created by Creative Tourism Network® – the Creative Tourism Awards aim to recognize companies, projects, and destinations around the world that promote creative tourism, a new generation of tourism, characterized by the active participation of tourists in the artistic and creative field.

The members of the international jury had the difficult task of selecting the winners from 192 applications, all standing out for their high level of creativity, authenticity, and sustainability.

The Honorable Mention for “Best Creative Lodging” – was awarded to La Cité des Électriciens – France.

An innovative project aimed at converting a mining town into a place in which heritage, culture, and tourism are closely linked. Between the interpretation of mining heritage, artistic creations, vegetable gardens, and urban lodges, both a place of memory and a place of life, the City is distinguished by this eclectic and multidisciplinary character. It also strives to convey values of participatory education, sharing, and involvement of residents. An important asset for the Autour du Louvre Lens destination, which already owns the CreativeFriendlyDestination label.

The International Jury of the Creative Tourism Awards highlighted the excellence of the project, in bringing together tangible and intangible heritage.

For Caroline Couret, director of the Creative Tourism Network,The City of Electricians represents a paradigm for creative tourism at a global level, by offering a holistic experience in line with the demands of new generations of travelers, as well as the needs of locals. to re-create links and give meaning to their heritage, their know-how, and their experiences. Beyond the co-created experience, it is a whole model of territorial development that satisfies many of the Agenda 2030 – Objectives of Sustainable Development “.

The winners of the Creative Tourism Awards were as follows:

Salvador de Bahía – Brazil (Best Creative Destination), Cannes Tourist and Convention Office – France (Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development), Les Escapades, Saint-Jean-Port- Joli, Quebec ( Best Strategy for Creative Tourism Development in Rural Areas ), Focus on Women (Best Creative Travel Agency),  PlaçAlguer, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy (Best Creative Experience) tied with Casa del Agave, Quito-Ecuador, La City of Electricians, France (Best Creative Lodging). Read more