A committed foundation
Vacances Bleues was founded upon one goal: to make holidays accessible to everyone. The Group is an active player in the social and equitable economy and, through the Vacances Bleues Foundation, runs initiatives aimed at specific groups such as people living alone, people with disabilities, amateur athletes, artists, charities and youth groups.
Vacances Bleues is also committed to sustainable tourism
Supporting charitable organisations in France
We currently support the "Petits Frères des Pauvres" association with donations of €15,000 per year to help elderly people, living alone, to get away on holiday. We also invite teams from "Les Petits Frères des Pauvres" holiday homes to join us for hotel management training courses. You too can support this charity by making a donation when you book your next holiday.
Supporting charitable organisations abroad
Voyager Autrement tours are designed to help people discover the world in a way that respects the environment and the local population, and is founded on the principle of sharing. Over the past 20 years, our foundation has donated more than €250,000 to fund partner associations that work locally in fields such as education and environmental protection.
As a patron of the arts, Vacances Bleues supports contemporary creation in the Visual Arts sector by sponsoring works of art and providing artists with a studio in our group's premises in Marseille. A founding member of the Mécènes du Sud network, the Vacances Bleues Foundation is also a partner of Artorama, the international contemporary art fair in Marseille.
Art at the heart of our holidays
With the "Art compris" initiative, Vacances Bleues takes works of art (photographs, paintings, and designs) out of museums and displays them in our establishments. There are over 350 works of art to discover across our network of holiday destinations, including:
- "Eclairage en groupe" by Jean-Michel Alberola at La Villa du Lac in Divonne-les-Bains
- Paintings and silk-screens by Piotr Klemensiewicz at our hotel Villa Modigliani in Paris.
- Hanging frescoes by Claude Viallat in our club Plein Sud in Hyères-les-Palmiers.
- Works with mysterious forms by Bernard Boyer at our 3-star hotel Villa Marlioz, in Aix-les-Bains
Did you know ?
Vacances Bleues was awarded the prestigious Télérama - Admical prize at the 22nd Admical Oscars for corporate sponsorship in 2003.