The French village of Sancerre (in the Cher department and Centre-Val de Loire region) got the most votes and was named the winner of the 2021 edition of the FRANCE 3 program, “Le village préféré des Français” by host, Stéphane Bern on June 30, 2021.

Fresnay-sur-Sarthe (Sarthe department/Pays de la Loire region) came in second, followed by Hérisson (Allier department/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), a charming French village that won my heart many years ago! ❤️

To see how all 14 finalists ranked, read this article (en français).

I’m so happy for everyone in Hérisson! Félicitations for making it in the Top 3! 🥳

Photo: Le château d’Hérisson (1995) | Hérisson, France came in 3rd place out of 14 finalists in the 2021 edition of “Le village préféré des Français” competition
Hérisson, France (1995)

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