Home Properties Rentals Guides to France Service Directory French News
Login | Register

News in France
French News
Building & Renovation
Business in France
French Life
French Taxation
Health in France
Money in France
Property Picks
Property in France
Travel in France

Site News

Property Market Reports
Main Menu
Search
RSS
Newsletter
Guides To France
Contact the Editor

Search from our database of over 10,000 properties and find your dream home today!
Price
Region
Bedrooms



Best Village in France 2018

The village of Cassel in the Nord department of the Hauts-de-France region been chosen by the French as their favourite village this year.

This is the first time that a village in the Hauts-de-France region has carried off the prize.

The winner last year was Kaysersberg, near Colmar, in the department of Haut-Rhin, a department which has twice won the competition. The village of Eguisham won in 2013.

In 2015 and 2016 the trophy was kept in Brittany, with two villages in the region winning the honours - Rochefort-en-Terre, located in the Morbihan won it in 2016, and the coastal village of Ploumanac'h in the department of Côtes d'Armor in 2015.

This annual tele-voting competition, called Village préféré des Français, is organised by the French television channel France 2.

Villages are selected for the competition by France 2 on the basis of their charm, authenticity and beauty, as well as the level of conviviality and respect for culinary traditions.

In second place this year was the village of Mittelbergheim (Bas-Rhin), and the village of Roussillon (Vaucluse) came in third place.

The following photos show some of the reasons why Cassel won the competition this year.




The list of the villages and their departments in the competition this year was as follows:

  • Cassel / Nord
  • Mittelbergheim / Bas-Rhin
  • Roussillon / Vaucluse
  • Hell-Bourg / La Reunion
  • Le Mont-Saint-Michel / Manche
  • Ile-de-Seine / Finistère
  • Monpazier / Dordogne
  • Janvry / Essonne
  • La Couvertoirade / Averyon
  • Lama / Haute-Corse
  • Asnières-sur-Vègre / Sarthe
  • Yèvre-le-Châtel / Loiret
  • Mirmande / Drome
  • Semur-en-Brionnais / Saône-et-Loire

Other similar competitions that seek to promote French heritage,  both official and non-official, are Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, Station Verte, Petite Cité de Caractère, Pays d'art et d'histoire and Concours des Villes et Villages Fleuris.


Related Reading:

This article was featured in our Newsletter dated 06/07/2018




Advertising Links Help Info France Information Regions Version Francaise Forums

Copyright © French-Property.com | Property in France | Rentals France