I think you will find that the rules here are relitively relaxed in comparison to France..
Over there in order to land (off airfield) at private sites (by helicopter) such as hotels, race courses, and even your own house, the pilot has to apply for a "Heli Surface Permit" from the French authorities up to 6 months prior to use, which is renewable every 3 years. Also written permission must be obtained for each and every landing prior to departure from a) the land owner if a rural area or b) the local mayor if a suburban area, and frequent inspections are made, and fines issued for any pilot not in receipt of the correct paperwork..
Other Eurpopean countries are more stringent than this and forbid "off airfield" landings completely to private owners. And in the likes of Russia for instance, an individual owner of a private helicopter must have it registered with, and managed by a state airline operator, and flight plan approval and permissions sought for every flight from the authorities so that they can keep a close eye on its use, though I'm told this rule may be relaxed in the next few years.