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Key Figures

  • France is the world’s leading destination with 83 million foreign visitors in 2016 (82.6 in metropolitan France and some 400,000 in overseas departments).
  • Tourism is a key sector of the French economy. It accounts for more than 7.3% of GDP and generates two million jobs directly or indirectly.
  • France ranks fifth when it comes to tourism receipts, which total more than €38.4 billion a year.
  • In 2017, the French Government set the goal of 100 million international tourists and €50 billion in tourism receipts by 2020.

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Updated: January 2018

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