Anduze village, a gateway to the Cévennes mountains (south of France), endowed with a strong cultural identity, shares a vision of tourism with destinations as diverse as Cannes (France), Barcelos (Portugal), the Iles de la Madeleine (Quebec ), Essaouira (Morocco), Barcelona, Recife (Brazil) or Medellín (Colombia) – to name but a few, among the members of the Creative Tourism Network® – headquartered in Barcelona.
This international network, recognized by the World Tourism Organization, UNESCO, and Ministries around the world aimed at converting intangible resources into new sustainable tourism purposes, while achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
Such strategies have been proven throughout the world, by (re)creating cultural and social ecosystems, which become levers of sustainable development, through a more virtuous tourism model.
According to the director of the Creative Tourism Network®, the creative DNA of Anduze, its know-how, and more generally the magnetism exercised with artists, craftsmen, and creative people from around the world, respond to new societal paradigms, within which the quality of life and cultural enrichment of the residents, become a differential element for the whole territory.
From ceramic workshops to a silk painting or bookbinding course, from a music master class to a photographic route, cooking lessons or botanical sessions, the possibilities are endless.
Creative industries are also playing a decisive role as a driver of such a virtuous dynamization. The recently created Jazzoparc festival quickly converted itself into an international referent and a model of cultural catalyzer, by combining a high-level music and dance program with a social and eco-friendly dimension.
Such synergies make it a paradigm for the new tourism models!
Presentation of the Creative Tourism Network® in Paris