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France set to combat over-tourism at popular heritage sites

France is taking action at a national level to counter over-tourism in major tourism locations such as the Unesco World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel.






France is taking action at a national level to counter over-tourism in major tourism locations such as the Unesco World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel.

The tidal island, which is centred around a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, is one of France’s most popular heritage sites, welcoming more than three million visitors a year. It recently had to temporarily halt shuttle buses to the destination, as too many people were climbing its cobbled streets.

Speaking to Le Figaro, France’s tourism minister Olivia Grégoire said that the country’s government wants to redirect the 80% of its tourists who visit just 20% of its sites to other heritage locations across the country.

Among the government’s plans, Grégoire revealed that awareness campaigns are planned, while restrictions on access to certain sites will increase, with alternative offerings being better highlighted in a tourism campaign. France will also use influencers and social media to show just how overcrowded certain sites are in an effort to discourage visitors.

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France set to combat over-tourism at popular heritage sites

France is taking action at a national level to counter over-tourism in major tourism locations such as the Unesco World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel.






France is taking action at a national level to counter over-tourism in major tourism locations such as the Unesco World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel.

The tidal island, which is centred around a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, is one of France’s most popular heritage sites, welcoming more than three million visitors a year. It recently had to temporarily halt shuttle buses to the destination, as too many people were climbing its cobbled streets.

Speaking to Le Figaro, France’s tourism minister Olivia Grégoire said that the country’s government wants to redirect the 80% of its tourists who visit just 20% of its sites to other heritage locations across the country.

Among the government’s plans, Grégoire revealed that awareness campaigns are planned, while restrictions on access to certain sites will increase, with alternative offerings being better highlighted in a tourism campaign. France will also use influencers and social media to show just how overcrowded certain sites are in an effort to discourage visitors.

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