Upon arrival

Tourist tax payment

Payment for the tourist tax may be requested on arrival. It is true that many campsites allow you to pay the tax on the day you leave, but others – in the same way as when you make a reservation through a travel agency or for a train ticket – prefer the sum to be paid at the beginning. You may not be happy about it, but it is not illegal.

In the same way, if you want to use holiday vouchers (Chèques Vacances) for payment, ask beforehand if the campsite accepts them because not all professional tourism providers ask for the required authorisation to do so from the National Chèques Vacances Agency.

Please note, too, that the tourist tax is never included in the price for your stay. The tax aims to finance the local authority’s facilities and public services, and is raised by a large number of municipalities in tourist areas. It must be paid onsite for an amount varying between €0.15 to €1 per day per person.

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