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Have you voted for your favourite French market yet?

The fifth annual TF1 competition seeks to ‘celebrate markets and encourage the values that they represent’. Voting is open until June 22

Market in Aix-en-Provence, France

The competition invites viewers to vote from a shortlist of 24 markets across France and overseas territories Pic: Philip Lange / Shutterstock

The fifth annual edition of ‘Your most beautiful market’ has kicked off in France, with 24 markets from across the country on the shortlist until June 22.

The most popular and early results of the ongoing vote were revealed on May 27 by TF1 13H host Marie-Sophie Lacarrau.

The 24 markets in the running for the 2022 edition were announced on Friday April 15, two weeks before the start of the contest.

Voting is open until June 22 online at the website here. You can vote several times, and ask colleagues, friends and family to do the same.

The market in Étaples-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais) won in 2021. The competition was created in 2018 by Jean-Pierre Pernaut, who wanted to celebrate markets and encourage the values that they represent: local proximity and regional heritage. 

It is now organised by TF1's 13H programme, in cooperation with regional newspapers. 

The sites in the running for this year’s title consist mainly of food markets, with cheese stalls, vegetables, delicatessen and takeaway lunch options, but also of flowers and clothes.

The 24 candidates on the current shortlist are divided into three groups, and listed in alphabetical order by region. They are: 

At the top of the ranking

  • Thiviers for the Aquitaine region

  • Vannes for Brittany

  • Sotteville-lès-Rouen for the Haute-Normandie region

  • Narbonne for the Languedoc-Roussillon region

  • Revel for the Midi-Pyrénées region

  • Arras for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region

  • Halles de Niort for the Poitou-Charentes region

  • Saint-Pierre fairground market for the Réunion region

In the middle of the ranking

  • Halle aux Houblons in Haguenau for the Alsace region

  • Vichy for the Auvergne region

  • Aubigny-sur-Nère for the Centre region

  • Central Limoges for the Limousin region

  • Provencal in Digne-les-Bains for the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region

  • Pornichet for the Pays-de-la-Loire region

  • The Saint-Valery-sur-Somme for the Picardy region

  • Nyons for the Rhône-Alpes region

At the bottom of the ranking

  • Saint-Pierre-en-Auge for the Basse-Normandie region

  • Pouilly-sur-Loire for the Burgundy region

  • Halle Saint-Thibault in Epernay for the Champagne-Ardenne region

  • Ile Rousse covered market for the Corsica region

  • Fréry in Belfort for the Franche-Comté region

  • Hmong in Cacao in French Guiana

  • Centre-Ville in Rueil-Malmaison for the Ile-de-France region

  • Epinal covered market for the Lorraine region

After national voting is finished, the shortlist will be passed to a six-member super-jury. 

This will be made up of three TF1 personalities: Evelyne Dhéliat, Denis Brogniart and Laurent Mariotte, as well as three viewers drawn at random from a competition organised on the TF1 & Vous website. 

The final stage will take place the week of June 27, when Ms Lacarrau's TF1 13H programme will reveal the winner.

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