More and more tourists aspire to spend vacations or weekends on a cruise or on the coast. The democratization of cruises has been obtained by the realization of larger and more energy efficient ships. The recent attractiveness of the coast can be
explained, in many countries, by access to temperate zones in summer when the hinterlands are subject to more and more frequent heat waves. This webinar will discuss these phenomena and the associated figures. France is the world’s leading tourist
destination, particularly through its coasts and its three maritime facades. We will therefore present the challenges for the French coast where the first logistical saturations are born and where the question arises, for many territories, of supporting
the massification of coastal tourism at the risk of losing quality or on the contrary limiting the impacts. Among the related issues, we will also raise the quality of water, affected by mass tourism and crucial for ecosystems and certain other activities
such as shellfish farming.