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French hotels hike rates by 76 per cent during Euro 2016

Hotels in Marseille lead the way with 76 per cent increase, while national average up 21 per cent, says HRS

Pictured: Hoteliers in the French host cities for the European Championships have increased room rates by an average of 21 per cent

Hotel room prices in French cities have jumped as much as 76 per cent during the UEFA European Championships.

Data from global hotel solutions provider HRS has shown that average room rates in Marseille have hit €165 (£135), an increase of 76 per cent from the same period in 2015. Other notable increases have been noted in Lille, where prices increased from €100 in 2015 to €156 and Bordeaux, which rose €108 to €142 (+31 per cent).

Conversely, host city Lens - home to stadium the Stade Bollaert-Delelis which is hosting four matches - has seen a notable decline in average room rates, falling from €83 to €61 (-27 per cent). Across France, room rates are averaging €131, a year on year increase of 21 per cent.

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