Samuel Dorsi - Sep 12, 2022
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12.8 million tourists visited Paris and its region from the beginning of June to the end of August, according to figures published by the Paris-Ile-de-France Regional Tourism Committee (CRT).

Tourism in the French capital is approaching its pre-pandemic level. French and foreign visitors are heading back to the City of Light and its region for their summer stays.

Tourists have returned to Paris this summer. 12.8 million tourists visited the capital and its region from the beginning of June to the end of August 2022.  Tourism activity has picked up again in the capital, after three years of slowing down due to the health crisis.

Nearly 18.2 million tourists visited Paris and the Paris Region between January and June 2022. That's 10.8 million French tourists and 7.4 million international tourists. This represents 12.5 million more people than in 2021 (+218%), 5.4 million less than in the same period in 2019 (-23%). Tourism generated revenues of 7 billion euros during the first half of 2022, a level nevertheless down 30% compared to 2019.

The summer of 2022 was a great one for tourists. From June to August, 9.9 million visitors walked the streets of the capital according to the Paris Tourism Barometer. July was particularly good, with a hotel occupancy rate that reached 79.5% in Paris intra-muros, 0.5 points higher than in 2019.

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