March 30, 2012
The Saorge Monastry
The Matisse Museum
The Henry Clews Chateau
The Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, often abbreviated as PACA, has long been associated with providing quality services to its visitors, with a recent study conducted by the ‘Comite Regional de Tourism’ (CRT) showing that visiting sites of historical and cultural heritage was the third most popular thing to do on the Cote d’Azur.
The study did, however, also show that as much as 41% of its participants believed that more could be done to improve the services of these cultural sites.
In response to the survey’s findings and in an attempt to position France as being a one of the greatest holiday destinations in the world, a dozen selected cultural heritage sites across the region will be given the ‘Quality Tourism’ stamp of approval.
As part of the region’s ‘quality seal’ the selected sites will be equipped with the best facilities, staff, research, security and information, which will be available in multiple languages and re-emerge with a fresh look.
Keen to commence the prestigious ‘quality seal’ programme, which has been named ‘Lieux de viste et sites culturels’, the CRT initiated the ‘stamp of quality’ programme in three of the greatest tourist attractions on the Cote d’Azur – the Saorge Monastery, the Matisse Museum in Nice and the Henry Clews Chateau in Mandelieu.
Other sites that will be involved on the ‘Lieux de viste et sites culturels’ programme, include several museums in the region, theme parks, public gardens and historical sites.
So that visitors will be able to recognise those sites on the Cote d’Azur which have been given the ‘quality seal’, and therefore promise an even higher standard of professionalism, assistance and customer service, will have a blue, red and white logo placed at the entrance to the site.