Remembrance Tourism in France

JPEGVerdun, Omaha Beach, Péronne, Caen, Oradour are among the 155 remembrance sites
throughout France.


Most of these destinations were recently adapted for tourism. 80% of them were opened in
1980 with immediate success. According to a joint survey by Atout France, the French
Tourism Development Agency, and the French Defence Ministry, almost 6.2 million people
visited these sites in 2012, including 45% of foreigners. 70% of foreign visitors come from five
countries, as follows: the United Kingdom (17%), Germany (16.5%), Belgium (15.5%), the
Netherlands (13.2%) and the United States (8.1%). A significant part of visitors who are
keenly interested in history come from the four following French regions: the “Grand Est” (Big
East) region accounts for 24% of them, the Ile-de-France region for 18%, and the “Nord”
(North) region for 15%.


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Dernière modification : 22/07/2014

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