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Tourism and leisure in rural areas in France: a record of thirty years of geographical research



Tourism and leisure in rural areas in France: a record of thirty years of geographical research



Revue de Geographie de Lyon 59(1/2): 51-61



An appraisal is made of geographical research carried out in France during the last 30 years relating to tourism and leisure in the rural environment. The main themes are isolated and their evolution observed. The following topics are reviewed: town-country relations, the economic and social impact of rural tourism, its role in the development of the countryside and its relationship with the natural environment.

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