Number of tourist arrivals in Paris hotels 2011-2019

In 2019 there were 35.4 million tourist arrivals in hotels in Paris. Despite the development of new hosting methods like the famous online platform Airbnb, Parisian hotels keep being one of the most favored ways to stay in the City of Lights. In 2018, the occupancy rate of hotels in Paris reached 78 percent.

Tourist arrivals in the French capital

The number of tourist arrivals in Parisian hotels has been increasing for the last ten years. After a small decrease in 2016, a consequence of the 2015 terrorist attacks which occurred in the French capital, the number of arrivals keeps growing. In 2018, there were more than 17.6 million international tourist arrivals in hotels in Paris, compared to 17.5 million French tourist arrivals. 3-star hotels represented the majority of hotel arrivals in inner Paris in 2018. That year, more than 6.7 million tourists stayed in 3 star hotels.

Being a tourist in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited cities in Europe and in the World. Monuments like the Palace of Versailles attract millions of tourists every year whether they come from abroad or from France. It appears that there is not much difference between an international tourist and a French tourist discovering Paris. In a survey from 2014, both French and foreign tourists mentioned discovering the city and visiting museums and monuments as their leading holiday motivations. However, foreign tourists seem to spend more than French ones. On average international visitors spend more on food and drink as well as on shopping than French tourists.

Number of tourist arrivals in hotels in Paris from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Includes both French and international tourists.

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