Top French Cities - Fast Facts

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Key figures

2700 hotels in total—270,000 beds which means an average number of 52 rooms per hotel

45.7 millions nights spent in hotels in the big cities of France in 2016 (without counting Paris)

12.7 millions nights spent in hotels by foreign visitors in the big cities of France in 2016

Including 1.1 million nights by American visitors in 2016—the third largest foreign clientele after the United Kingdom and Germany

Top 10 cities for foreign visitors (considering nights spent in hotels): Nice, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lille, Avignon, Dijon, Montpellier

Cities with sites on UNESCO World Heritage list : Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Le Havre, Lille, Nancy, Orléans, Poitiers, Reims, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Tours, Versailles

Top cities in and around major vineyards: Nantes, Angers, Tours, Orléans, Reims, Dijon, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille.


Marion Fourestier
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