Find out all about tourist tax in Greater Lyon

Understand and declare tourist tax

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Since 1 January 2010, and in accordance with deliberation no. 2009-0889 of the Community Council of 6 July 2009, a tourist tax was introduced for the entire territory of Greater Lyon.

This tax is collected by lodgings hosts and is paid to Lyon Metropole.

What is the tourist tax used for?

In accordance with the law, and in close consultation with the Greater Lyon Tourist and Conference Office, tourist tax proceeds are used exclusively to:

  • promote the destination;
  • develop tourist numbers and;
  • improve the welcome extended to tourists.

Rates (per person per night)

  • Five-star tourist hotels, tourist residences, furnished tourist lodgings: EUR 3.30
  • Four-star tourist hotels, tourist residences, furnished tourist lodgings: EUR 2.50
  • Three-star tourist hotels, tourist residences, furnished tourist lodgings: EUR 1.65
  • Two-star tourist hotels, tourist residences, furnished tourist lodgings and full-service vacation villages: EUR 0.99
  • One-star tourist hotels, tourist residences, furnished tourist lodgings; guest houses and medium-service vacation villages: EUR 0.83
  • Three-, four- and five-star camping and motorhome grounds or any open-air accommodations with equivalent characteristics: EUR 0.61
  • One- and two-star camping and motorhome grounds or any open-air accommodations with equivalent characteristics: EUR 0.22
  • Awaiting classification and Non-classified tourist hotels, tourist residences, furnished tourist lodgings: 3% cost of the service (without tax), with a limit of EUR 2.53 per person and per night.

Those liable

Tourist tax has to be paid by anyone staying in commercial accommodation in Greater Lyon, who does not have a residence in the territory

Exemptions

  • Individuals under 18 years of age
  • Individuals who live in the Lyon Metropole territory 
  • Individuals with a seasonal employment contract who work in the Lyon Metropole territory
  • Individuals benefiting from emergency housing or temporary relocation.

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Contact

Christine Roy

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

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