I was in for a surprise today when the guy at the mairie told me that my apartment is too small to host my mother in law and therefore he cannot give me an attestation d'accueil.
He suggested that I book a hotel that will then give me the same. First I am confused as to what exactly should I ask the hotel for. Second, I don't mind doing that but obviously it means I cannot use booking.com. I need a hotel that will not only do this but also be cancellable as I can't really book the hotel for sure till the visa is granted. How do I go about finding such hotels?