High quality of life in France
(World Bank, 2019)
#1 for foreign tourists
89.4 million visitors
#3 in the OECD for healthcare spending
11.2% of GDP in 2018
France, renowned for its relaxed way of life
Renowned quality of life
France is one of the world’s leading countries for access to healthcare, leisure time and personal time.
Culture and Heritage
With 44 designated sites, France is one of the largest contributors to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Palace of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower both attract more than seven million visitors every year.
A key sector of the French economy
In 2017, the French tourism sector generated €173 billion in revenues, nearly one-third of which came from foreign visitors.
Tourism accounted for 7.4% of French GDP in 2017, with 1.127 million people employed in the sector. France is ranked third in the world for tourism receipts (€55.5 billion in 2017).
(DGE, OMT, 2019)