Our Eco-Responsible Philosophy

Let's Preserve Our Green Haven

The team at Moulin des Templiers is committed to an eco-friendly approach aimed to reduce the carbon footprint of your stay.

Here, in our valley, at the doorstep of the village, we take care of you as we do of nature. And nature rewards us kindly.

Since 2011, we have been dedicated to preserve the environment.

We have been awarded the « Valeurs Parc naturel régional » (Regional Natural Park Values) label.
All our development decisions are made with this commitment in mind. Here is a list of our implemented ecological initiatives.


Saving Energy & Natural Resources

. Hotel’s lights are switched off at 11:00 PM to avoid disturbing wildlife.
. Installation of solar panels with 1800L storage for hot water (rooms + wellness area).
. Use of a heat pump to limit the use of fossil fuels.
. Autonomous wastewater treatment system.
. River restoration to its natural course as part of ecological continuity, in collaboration with The Parc du Morvan.
. Improvement of thermal and acoustic insulation in the establishment.
. Implementation of LED bulbs throughout the facility.
. Replacement of bathtubs with showers to reduce clean water consumption.
. Sanitary equipment with dual flush.
. Signage in room (towel washing on demand).
. Bath towels made of organic cotton.
. Staff training in daily eco-friendly practices.
. Participation in the “Chat Sauvage” forest group against intensive resinous wood agriculture in Morvan.
. Ecological wooden building for the wellness area.


Waste Reduction

. Elimination of individual packaging to minimize waste (rechargeable soap dispensers, cleaning products in bulk packaging).
. Recycling bins throughout the establishment.
. Use of bamboo straws at the bar.
. Composting of green waste and compostable papers.
. Cloth table napkins.
. Zero-waste and local handcraft items in the reception shop: bamboo straws, fabric bulk bags, soap, shampoo, solid toothpaste, compostable toothbrushes, etc.


Wellbeing initiatives

. Use of eco-labeled cleaning products.
. Dispensers for organic soap/shampoo.
. Production and sale of our wine in biodynamics.
. Short supply chain for the restaurant, shop, and bar, prioritizing local and organic producers.


Our Projects

. Obtain the first environmental label “Clé Verte” (Green Key).
. Install water collectors for irrigation.
. Signage for a wild garden with the installation of beehives.
. Implement a green roof on the wellness area building.

History of the’’Banal

On the riverbank stands the Moulin Banal (affiliated with the Templar commandery of Island) and the Chapel of St. John the Baptist: a donation from a lord of Avallon to the Templars.

The priest of Pontaubert still celebrated Mass in the chapel.

The Huguenots burned down the Moulin Banal and the small chapel of Pontaubert.

The last function of the mill was the production of ice blocks.

It was transformed into a hotel.


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In the Heart of Nature

In the Morvan Regional Natural Park, immerse yourself in nature.

Ecological Initiatives

Committed daily
to reduce our environmental impact.


Complimentary access
to the wellness area
for hotel guests.

High-Speed Internet

Free high-speed internet access provided through fiber available throughout the hotel.

Free Private Parking

The hotel offers
free private parking
located nearby.

Electric Charging

Charging available in our parking area.