French Tourist Tax
Since 2015, all campsites, apartments, hostels, motels and hotels in tourist regions of France have charged a tourist tax (taxe de séjour) which is allocated to the development of tourism.
The tax is collected by hotels or property owners who then transfer to the city or region in which they are located, provided that the latter is a recognized ‘tourist town’ or ‘resort’. This tax is then used to fund, for example, modernisation of tourist spaces, infrastructure and beach maintenance, and seasonal workers.
Local authorities calculate the tax based on the total capacity of the accommodation or on the actual booked rooms. This amount will vary from region to region, and from property to property.
Holiday makers in Brittany and Normandy should expect to pay between €0.70 and €3 per person per night depending on the level of accommodation. Tax is charged on arrival or departure and the exact amount will be confirmed by reception.
Please note that minors and children staying in holiday resort camps are not charged tourist tax.