How manytourist accommodations are there in France? And how many of them arehotels? Campsites? Who was most affected by the covid crisis? We’ll answer all your questions!

1. Facts & figures

There are a total of 29,313 tourist accommodationsin France (in 2021). Among them:

  • Tourist hotels: 17,405
  • Campsites: 8,239
  • Tourist homes and similar accommodation: 2,386
  • Vacation villages and family homes: 962
  • Youth hostels, international holiday centers, sports centers: 321

Note the difference between a hotel, booked for a short stay, and a tourist residence, for longer stays.

2. Tourist accommodation and the covid crisis 19

For hotels, the drop in sales is brutal (compared to 2019): minus 43%! However, the French hotel industry is more resilient than its neighbors: 47% in the UK and 63% in Germany. Unsurprisingly, luxury hotels are the hardest hit, due to the lack of international clientele.

However, leisure tourism has not fallen dramatically. Indeed, by postponing their trip to France, the French have boosted bookings in the mountains and on the coast. Rental prices soared, and houses with swimming pools were snapped up during the summer!

If you’d like to find out more, take a look at the manyINSEE infographics.

All these figures are impressive. Did you ever suspect such figures? If you’re interested, here’s an article on the
Gîtes de France label
that should please you.