2016 Summer tourist seasonHarp downturn in Ile-de France and along the coast

Florent Favre, division Services, Insee

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.

Insee Focus
No 68
Paru le : 22/11/2016