Decree no. 2007-1173 of 3rd August 2007 introduced new obligations for the owners of ‘chambres d’hôtes’. This activity is defined as being the grouped provision of bed and breakfast and is limited to a maximum number of five bedrooms with a maximum reception capacity of fifteen people.
For each bedroom, access must be given to a shower room and toilet in compliance with the regulations in force in relation to hygiene, security and public health measures. As a minimum, linen should be provided.
In addition, the activity should be declared to the mayor of the commune where the ‘chambres d’hôtes’ is situated by e-mail, recorded letter or in person to the town hall in return for a receipt. The declaration should give the identity of the informant, the identification of his domicile, the number of bedrooms, the maximum number of persons who can be received and the provisional rental periods. Any change concerning these elements of information should be the object of a new declaration.
For those whose activity pre-dates the 4th August 2007, the declaration was to be made at the latest by 31st December 2007 and the premises put into compliance with the regulations by the same date.
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