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Furnished Tourism

The tourist furnished is a furnished villa, apartment or studio, for the exclusive use of the tenant, rented to a transient clientele who make a stay there characterized by a daily, weekly or monthly rental and who do not elect domicile there (the maximum duration being 12 weeks).

1. the formalities

To offer for rent a furnished tourist accommodation, be aware that the only mandatory step is the declaration in the town hall (article L. 324-1-1 of the tourism code). You will also need to apply for a SIRET number.

This free process can also be done online, your pre-declaration will be automatically transmitted to the town hall of the location of the tourist accommodation.

2. Classify your furnished accommodation

Once the rental has been declared to the town hall, the owner may carry out, if he wishes, a classification procedure for his furnished accommodation. This procedure is a voluntary step that is not mandatory but highly recommended since the classification guarantees standards of comfort and equipment based on national criteria and thus helps to reassure customers. In addition, this process allows bentitlement to a tax deduction.

The classification has 5 categories ranging from 1 to 5 stars and is valid for 5 years, after which time the renter must make a new request for classification if he wishes his accommodation to continue to benefit from a classification.

To be classified, the furnished tourist accommodation must meet the criteria of the classification table following the order of August 22010 setting the standards and procedure for the classification of furnished tourist accommodation. This table includes 112 criteria of control (mandatory and optional), and is divided into three chapters: “Equipment and facilities”, “Service to the customer”, “Accessibility and sustainable development”. To obtain the classification in the requested category, it is sufficient to reachthe number of mandatory and a la carte points defined for the targeted category.

You can carry out this procedure with Gîtes de France Creuse – Tel. 05 55 61 50 15

3. Get to know each other

There are different ways to promote your business.

The Aubusson-Felletin Tourist Office references the tourist accommodation offer for free on its communication media: website and paper brochure Contact us, your contact at the Tourist Office:
Edwige Fleury – Tel. 05 55 66 32 12 or by email

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4. Qualification and Labels

This is not mandatory but voluntary.

A label is a guarantee of quality and comfort that reassures the customer about the environmental, comfort and equipment requirements of your accommodation, in short a minimum level of service. Belonging to a label also gives you better visibility and professional guidance.

There are about ten different labels in France. Each label has its own characteristics and requires compliance with a precise set of specifications. Find below the main labels and qualifications.

List of labels and qualifications:

Hébergement Qualité Creuse
This 100% Creuse brand was created by Creuse Tourisme in order to guarantee the quality of the properties that, without being Gîtes de France or Clévacances, still meet the main standards of the market and online booking.

Gîtes de France Creuse
The best-known national label that brings together more than 45,000 owners of gîtes and guest rooms. Furnished accommodation is listed in ears of corn: 1 to 5 ears.

List of thematic labels and brands:

Tourism & Disability
Created in 2001 by the Ministry of Tourism, the brand provides a guarantee of an efficient welcome adapted to the essential needs of disabled people (motor, mental, visual and auditory). Your referent: Tourism & Handicap – Karine BERDOULAT – Tel : 06 71 78 46 50 –

European Ecolabel
Is your tourist accommodation environmentally friendly? The European Ecolabel enhances your commitment and allows you to be spotted by travelers looking for eco-responsible vacations.

The Parc Naturel Régional de Millevaches en Limousin Marque Valeurs
Is your tourist accommodation located on the territory of the PNR de Millevaches? The NRP supports owners of tourist accommodation who are committed to responsible approaches to the development and preservation of the territory. The guarantee of an authentic stay for visitors to the territory.

The Accueil vélo brand
Bicycle tourism is booming and meets new customer aspirations. Perhaps your accommodation is located on the La Creuse bicycle route? Accueil Vélo is a national brand that guarantees cycling tourists a quality welcome and services. Contact Creuse Tourism to join the mark.

Fishing Accommodation
The “Fishing Accommodation” qualification is a specific label for the fishing public. Your accommodation must offer suitable facilities for drying, cleaning equipment and outfits but also a room to store livebait and bait… and are of course located near a fishing site.

5. Good to know

The tourist tax

The Community of Communes Creuse Grand Sud has instituted a tourist tax on 24 of the 26 communes in its territory (For Gentioux-Pigerolles and Faux-la-Montagne, please contact the Office of Tourism Le Lac de Vassivière).
As an accommodation provider, you are required to collect it. Find all the information about the tourist tax here

Help you to

6. find the ideal location

The Creuse Grand Sud community of communes can direct you to business sale/takeover offers on our territory.

Contact Amandine BONNAUD, in charge of the Welcome-Attractiveness mission at the Development and Territory Planning Department of the community of communes.

Your contact