La ville moyenne touristique est-elle encore une ville moyenne ? Une approche par les populations présentes

Abstract : The term “medium-sized city” encompasses a wide variety of city categories. The aim of this paper is to more clearly define a specific city profile, the medium-sized tourist city lying by the sea. With reference to the case of La Rochelle, we will show the extent to which this conurbation, although of medium size (120,000 inhabitants), nonetheless presents characteristics which push it up the urban rankings largely due to the regular or seasonal presence of unrecorded populations, the diversity of the populations found there and the scale of its attractiveness on both the tourism and residential levels. The paper will primarily draw on the findings of the monitoring unit for tourism and leisure practices of the UMR LIENSs at the University of La Rochelle which has collected over 5,600 survey questionnaires on the 5 main beaches of the La Rochelle conurbation in the summer season since 2008.
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Luc Vacher, Didier Vye. La ville moyenne touristique est-elle encore une ville moyenne ? Une approche par les populations présentes. Norois, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012, 4 (225), pp.75-91. ⟨www.cairn.info/revue-norois-2012-4-page-75.htm⟩. ⟨10.4000/norois.4359⟩. ⟨hal-01239685⟩

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