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French Side Taxe de Sejour
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: December 30, 2008 10:05AM

Following a question from Sandy Molloy, US Travel Agent Specialist in St Martin's destination, I want to confirm that the French side Collectivite Territoriale Governement voted in November a decrease of the Taxe de sejour to 4% instead of the original 5%. This taxe de Sejour which can be very costly overall, is being paid by everysingle visitor staying on the French side, in hotel or in a rental (villa, condo etc...) and it's based on the daily rate for the room or the rental.
So somehow it is good news, even if some may argue that 1% decrease is not much, but on a 200 Euros per night room it is a saving of 2 Euros (almost $3 per day per person). Based on the same rate calculation, a couple would save almost $90 on a two weeks stay...
Here below is the link of the St Martin's Week News paper where the issue was discussed:


Kind Regards,


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Re: French Side Taxe de Sejour
Posted by: .Bruce (
Date: December 30, 2008 12:44PM

Thanks for letting us know this Sandy & Philippe .. Sandy can be found here []

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