Progress on home sharing rules in Paris

Airbnb wants to be good partners to cities and so far we have worked with more than 500 governments around the world to help hosts follow the rules, share homes responsibly and pay their fair share of tax. 

At the start of 2019, we worked with the French government to launch measures to help prevent entire home listings in big cities from being shared more than 120 nights a year, unless hosts have permission to share their homes more frequently. This includes entire home listings with cap exemptions, dedicated vacation rentals, and longer-term stay of more than 30 days. At launch, Housing Minister Denormandie described the initiative as “a concrete step benefitting French people” 

Later this month, Airbnb will share data with French local authorities on activity on our platform and alongside this work, we want to share the positive outcomes that our collaboration is delivering for local hosts, communities and authorities in Paris – our number one city in the world on Airbnb: 

  • In 2019 to date, the number entire home listings shared more than 120 nights a year on Airbnb in Paris has been cut by more than 40 percent compared to 2018, as a result of the night cap which applied by Airbnb. Today more than 9 in 10 entire home listings in the capital are rented for 120 nights a year or less.
  • Entire home listings shared for more than 120 nights a year in Paris amount to less than 0.3% of the local housing stock, and more than 3 in 4 of these listings are outside Central Paris.
  • Just 2% of listings on Airbnb in Paris are rented on Airbnb year-round having declared they have permission to be shared more than 120 nights a year. This equates to less than 0,1% percent of the housing stock in Paris and just 300 homes in Central Paris (1-4). 

“We want to be good partners to cities, which is why we have worked with the French Government to help hosts share their homes and follow the rules. While this data shows that our collaboration is already delivering great results for French hosts, communities and authorities, we are not complacent and we continue to want to be good partners to everyone.”

Emmanuel Marill, Director of Airbnb in France