French tourist attractions will close in September 2019 due the economic downturn, the country’s tourism minister said on Friday.
The French National Tourism Council announced the measures, which include closing down tourist destinations across the country, in a statement that said it would begin implementing them by the end of 2019.
Tourism accounts for around 17 percent of France’s GDP and the country has been struggling to stem a wave of cancellations due to the economic crisis.
Tourists from around the world have been fleeing the country in recent months, but the number of visitors has been steadily increasing.
The French government has been trying to ease restrictions on visitors in recent years, but in the past year the number has fallen.
France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Italy are among the countries that have imposed restrictions on tourists.