The city of Sancerre was voted the favorite village of the French during a very popular television program in France.

A popular TV program

14 French villages were in competition for this 10th edition of the « Favorite Village of the French » program broadcast on France 3 and presented by Stéphane Bern. It is the village of 1,371 inhabitants, Sancerre, which has been crowned. Among the 14 villages in competition, it is therefore the charm of the Centre-Val de Loire which won, for the first time for this region since the creation of the program in 2012. Perched on a hill 310 meters above sea level, Sancerre offers a remarkable panorama of the banks of the Loire.

Sancerre in France, favorite village of the french
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A rich gastronomy

The village is famous for its gastronomy, in particular its wines produced in its vineyard spread over 3,000 hectares and its cheese, crottin de Chavignol. It also conceals a rich heritage including the tower of Fiefs which is the last vestige of an old feudal castle. So many riches highlighted through the France 3 program and which should attract its share of tourists. Like the winners of previous years. After its victory in 2013, the village of Eguisheim in Alsace saw its number of annual visitors jump from 500,000 to 800,000. Same scenario for last year’s winner, Hunspach, who saw the curious flock the next day.

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