What’s new in France for 2018?

New transport routes, accommodation, museums, shopping outlets, sporting events and facilities, tourism initiatives and anniversaries will set the tone for France in the coming year!

TOURISM FIGURES

In 2016, France welcomed 11.9 million British visitors and 611,000 Irish visitors with a continued positive trend. France experienced a growth of 5% from the UK in 2017 for the first 6 months of the year. The UK remained the main source market for inbound travellers to France in 2016, representing 15% of total foreign visitors to the country. There has been an increase in tourist expenditure this year, up 12% year on year. According to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France expects to have welcomed between 88 and 89 million international tourists in 2017, with the objective of reaching 100 million by 2020. (Sources: INSEE, CSO, ONS)

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NEW TRANSPORT ROUTES
  • Air Corsica
  • British Airways
  • Jet2
  • Voyages SNCF
NEW MUSEUMS and CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
  • Fondation Luma
  • Musée de la la Fondation Carmignac
  • ‘Calvados Experience’ Museum
  • Musée Archéologique de Nimes
  • Musée de la Mer et de la Marine
  • Nausicaa extension
  • Contemporary Art Gallery at Galleries Lafayette
SPORTING EVENTS AND new FACILITIES
  • Garden Golf de Villenave d’Ornon
  • A new golf course on the Alabaster Coast
  • Longchamp racecourse reopening
  • French Grand Prix
  • The 2018 Ryder Cup
NEW SHOPPING OUTLETS
  • The Village
  • La Samaritaine
NEW TOURISM INITIATIVES
  • Gourmet tours of Paris and Versailles
ANNIVERSARIES
  • Centenary of the end of the Great War
  • 100th Anniversary of Aeropostale’s first flight
NEW HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Four new chalets by Guerlain Chicherit
  • Le Relais de Chambord
  • Tokyo Inn
  • Club Med Grand Massif
  • Hotel Fauchon
  • Hotel d’Arlatan
  • Hotel Costes
  • L’Arbre Blanc
  • Mama Shelter
  • Le Kross
  • Pierre et Vacances Holiday Village
  • Hotel le Cheval Blanc
  • A new restaurant by Phil Howard
2019 and beyond
  • Year of Gastronomy
  • Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie
  • Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin (CIGV)

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