Tourist tax, including influencers’ rate, comes into force in Monaco 

Monaco’s contribution touristique – the equivalent of France’s taxe de séjour or tourist tax – has been made law, and with this news comes confirmation of the additional charges that all hotel guests in the Principality can now expect to pay. 

The concept of the tourist contribution tax made its way through the Conseil National de Monaco in the summer of 2023, more than 20 years after the Principality’s closest neighbour of France introduced a similar scheme. 

See more: Hotel guests in Monaco to pay a tourist tax from 2024

At the time, a maximum charge of €15 per person and per night was recommended by Franck Julien, a Conseil National member and the president of the Finance and National Economy Commission, but the final figures fall considerably under that. 

As per Decree N° 2024-72 dated 5th February 2024, guests at a hotel, hotel residence or aparthotel in Monaco can expect to pay:

  • €7 per person and per night for a five-star establishment, such as the Hôtel de Paris, the Hôtel Hermitage or the Hôtel Métropole and its residential sector, compared to the €14 charge originally noted in a now modified decree from December 2023 
  • €5 per person and per night instead of €13 for a four-star establishment, a category that includes the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, the Fairmont Hôtel and its residence sector, Hôtel Port Palace and Le Méridien Beach Plaza 
  • €3 per person and per night at a three-star hotel and aparthotel in the place of a previously suggested €10 
  • €2 per person and per night for the Principality’s only two-star establishment, the Hôtel de France, instead of the planned €5 

When the concept was first floated, Conseil National members acknowledged a need to create a separate tariff for guests staying in the Principality for professional reasons. While this initially appeared to include those visiting for work and events, this category has been reduced to exclusively cover “journalists and influencers and any professional promoting Monaco”, as stipulated in a communiqué released by the Conseil National last week.

This group of visitors will be asked to pay a symbolic €1 fee per person and per night regardless of their level of accommodation.  

As things currently stand, the contribution touristique will not apply to furnished rental properties – an Airbnb, for example – but this may change in the future.  


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