France: inbound foreign tourist arrivals 2017, by continent of residence

During the year 2017, the great majority of foreign tourists coming to France were from Europe: 68.3 million people, while about 8.7 million tourists came from America. Moreover, about 40 percent of those who visited France in 2018 were residents of either the United Kingdom, Germany or Belgium and Luxembourg.

Accommodation of foreign tourists in France

  Among foreign tourists who stayed in France in 2017, almost 400 million chose a non-commercial accommodation – meaning they stayed in second homes or with relatives and friends, while around 183 million tourists stayed in commercial accommodations such as hotels, campsites or guest houses. In the commercial accommodation industry, tourists from abroad represented almost 78 millions of nights spend in hotels that same year.

Expenditure of tourists in France

  Total expenditure by international tourists spending they holiday in France amounted to almost 49 billion euros in 2016, an increase compared to the previous decade (37 billion euros in 2007). Alone in the Paris area, American tourists spent approximately 7.5 billion euros in 2017.

Number of inbound foreign tourist arrivals in France in 2017, by continent of residence

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Sources

Release date

April 2019

Region

France

Survey time period

2017

Special properties

inbound foreign tourists in metropolitan France

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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