The threat of Airbnb to local towns

The threat of Airbnb to local towns - More and more towns on the Côte d'Azur are at war with Airbnb in an attempt to save long-term rentals. Coastal communities are increasingly tightening regulations to limit furnished tourist accommodation. Among them, is Villefranche-sur-Mer which according to local reports has just taken a rather drastic decision. From July 1st, Villefranche-sur-Mer has announced a restriction on seasonal rentals. Mayor Christophe Trojani announced that the local council has voted unanimously so that only one accommodation per tax household can be rented as part of seasonal rentals. The decision validated by the metropolitan council in December will be applicable from July 1st, 2024. The objective of the mayor of Villefranche is clear: to halve the seasonal supply to "find 250 housing units, which allows Villefranche sur mer to welcome some 500 new residents to the town".

Last local news

French and Riviera News Monday 15th July 2024

Central and Northeastern France has been placed on an orange weather alert with thunderstorms forecast. The warning is in place from 3pm this Monday ... French and Riviera News Monday 15th July 2024 Read More

15/07/2024

Evening Update Friday 12th of July 2024

Deputy Clémentine Autain announced that she and other "purged" deputies of far-left La France Insoumise (LFI) have decided to form an association call... Evening Update Friday 12th of July 2024 Read More

12/07/2024

French and Riviera News Friday 12th July 2024

Firefighters in Rouen, Normandy, have managed to extinguish a fire in the city’s world-famous gothic cathedral which broke out on Thursday lunchtime.... French and Riviera News Friday 12th July 2024 Read More

12/07/2024

Evening Update Thursday 11th of July 2024

Far-left LFI leader Manon Aubry criticizes Emmanuel Macron for being in "total denial of reality" after he called for "republican forces" to form a st... Evening Update Thursday 11th of July 2024 Read More

11/07/2024

French and Riviera News Thursday 11th July 2024

French president Emmanuel Macron has called on political parties in France to “rise to the occasion and work together” to build a mainstream coalitio... French and Riviera News Thursday 11th July 2024 Read More

11/07/2024