Procedure of classification for tourist accommodation

The classification of tourist accommodation concerns the following accommodation categories: hotel, camping, residential leisure park, tourist residence, holiday village, residential tourism village as well as furnished tourism accommodation (gite). The declaration in town hall of furnished tourist accommodation is mandatory for the classification of these last ones.

The classification decision is awarded following a paid inspection visit by an approved organization. This organization uses a repository that lists the different criteria that will be analyzed.

The classification is made in star. It starts at 1 * and goes up to 5 *. This ranking is voluntary and valid for 5 years.

The owners of furnished tourist accommodation in South Charente who would like to classify or reclassify their furnished can complete the above request and send it to the South Charente Tourist Office: or directly to Charentes Tourisme at following e-mail:

To find the list of approved classification organizations (Source: Cofrac, click here.

To find the list of approved classification agencies for furnished tourist accommodation (Source:, click here.

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