What’s new in France for 2019?

What’s new for 2019? 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.

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TOURISM FIGURES

France witnessed 86.7 million tourist arrivals in 2017, up 5.1% from the previous year. Of these, 78.7% came from Europe (+5.6% from 2016) (sources: DGE, Banque de France and Enquête EVE).

The UK remained the main source market for inbound travellers to France in 2017 with 12.7 million tourist arrivals, representing a 6% increase on 2016. Brits are still the primary foreign clientele visiting France, representing almost 15% of the total number of international tourists, followed respectively by those from Germany, Belgium/Luxembourg and Switzerland.

France is still the second favourite destination for British travellers – behind Spain and ahead of Italy – as well as the second favourite for family holidays and business trips. For mini breaks and winter sports holidays, France remains the British number one.


NEW TRANSPORT ROUTES
  • Ryanair
  • EasyJet
  • Wizz Air
  • British Airways
  • Jet2
  • Aer Lingus
  • Flybe
  • Aer Lingus
  • Joon

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NEW MUSEUMS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission: A new ‘behind the scenes’ visitor centre
  • Musée Mer Marine
  • Cité de la Gastronomie – Lyon
  • Fondation Luma
  • Collection Pinault Paris
  • Modern Art at Fontevraud
NEW TOURISM INITIATIVES & FACILITIES
  • La Rosière: A new ski area
  • La Voie des Vignes: Finally completed
ANNIVERSARIES
  • VIVA LEONARDO DA VINCI 2019! 500 years of the Renaissance in the Loire Valley
  • 75th anniversary of the D-DAY landings and the Battle of Normandy
  • 100th anniversary of Victorine Movies Studios
  • Saint-Philibert Abbey celebrates 1,000 years
EVENTS
  • MPG2019: A gourmet year in Provence
  • Tomorrowland
  • Biennale Internationale du Design – Saint-Etienne
  • ELDORADO! at LILLE3000
  • Rouen Armada
  • FIFA Women’s Football World Cup 2019
NEW SHOPPING OUTLETS
  • Galeries Lafayette opens on the Champs-Elysées
  • La Samaritaine reopens off Rue de Rivoli
NEW HOTELS
  • Hotel Chais Monnet – Cognac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Grand Powers Hotel – Paris, Ile-de-France
  • MGM Hotels & Residences – French Mountains
  • Le Refuge: The highest hotel in France – Val d’Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Chalet Sapphire – The new pearl of the French Alps
  • OKKO Hotel Gare de l’Est – Paris, Ile-de-France
  • Mama Shelter – Lille, Northern France
  • A new Ecolodge surrounded by mountain animals – Hautes-Pyrenées, Occitanie
  • Hotel Imperator – Nîmes, Occitanie
  • KM127: Normandy’s first off-grid, luxury eco-resort – Bottereaux, Normandy
NEW FOODIE PLACES
  • L’Arbre Blanc: Architecture & Gastronomy
  • Moulin Seine: The floating bakery
2020
  • Hotel Maison Heler by Starck – Metz, Alsace
  • BVLGARI Hotel – Paris, Ile-de-France

– ENDS –

For further information please contact: pressoffice.uk@atout-france.fr
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