Cast your vote to decide France's Favourite Village 2021

As popular France 3 TV show returns to our screens, see which village is carrying the flag for your region

8 March 2021
Hunspach was named Village Préféré des Français in 2020
By Connexion journalist

Voting has opened to decide France's Favourite Village 2021.

Every year, TV presenter Stéphane Bern visits 14 villages in France - one from each of the 13 regions of mainland France plus one from overseas, with each being given seven minutes of screen time to showcase why they should win the title Village Préféré des Français.

Last year, the prize was won by Hunspach, and its timber-framed houses, in the Bas-Rhin.

But pretty vistas are not the only thing the France 3 show discovers. It also examines each place's heritage, gastronomy and crafts.

Speaking at the time of the Grand-Est village's win, tourism officer and municipal deputy of the village, Sylvie Heiby, told Connexion: “We did not expect to win.

"It was already an honour to be in the list of villages in competition but winning comes as a surprise. We are very happy and we will host new people visiting as we have always done.”

Voting for the 2021 title opened on March 4 and runs until 18:00 on March 25.

You can vote as many times as you like.

You can make your choice on the dedicated Le Village Préféré des Français web page here.

Alternatively, you can telephone 3245 to cast your vote (calls cost €0.80 per minute, plus the price of the call).

Here are all 14 villages competing for this year's prize. The winner will be revealed in a special programme in the summer.

Hérisson, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Châteauneuf, Bourgogne Franche Comté

Île de Houat, Bretagne

Sancerre, Centre-Val de Loire 

Saint-Florent, Corse

Rocroi, Grand Est

Long, Hauts-de-France

Samois-sur-Seine, Île-de-France

Villerville, Normandie

Domme, Nouvelle Aquitaine

Auvillar, Occitanie

La Désirade, Outre-Mer, Guadeloupe

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, Pays de la Loire

Saint-Véran, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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