2016 Summer tourist seasonHarp downturn in Ile-de France and along the coast
In Metropolitan France, visitor numbers in collective tourist accommodation declined by 2.5% in 2016, after +3.0% in 2015. The decline was related mostly to foreign visitors. The terrorist attacks had an adverse effect on these results, particularly in the areas directly affected, and especially urban areas in Ile-de-France. The coastline suffered from dismal weather at the start of the season. However, both French and foreign visitors alike visited the countryside and the mountains much more than in 2015.