This beautiful French village has been voted the country's favourite

After months of uncertainty, it looks like holidays are back on for Brits this summer.

Due to the fact you can drive to it by car, France is looking like one of the top contenders for post-lockdown holidays.

It’s also one of the countries on the government-approved list, so doesn’t require a 14-day quarantine.

But if you’re struggling to choose between the idyllic French towns  – there’s one which might just swing your decision.

The tiny village of Hunspach has been voted the nation’s favourite.

It came out on top in the annual TV poll Le Village Préféré des Français (France’s favourite village).

The gorgeous chocolate-box village is packed full of black and white half-timbered houses, with flower-decked windows and balconies.


Located near the German border in Alsace, the small town is home to just 650 inhabitants.

According to Forbes, the town is likely to expect a 30 per cent rise in tourism – all thanks to the results of the poll.

Hunspach deputy mayor, Sylvie Heiby, said: ‘We have everything in place to welcome tourists in the best conditions.

‘Alsace has been hit hard by COVID, its image too, so to see tourists come back will make us very happy.’

This is the region’s third win in the competition – with the village of Eguisheim scooping first place in 2013 and Kaysersberg winning in 2017. 

The 2020 poll awarded second place to Les Anses-d’Arlet – a village in the Caribbean island of Martinique – which is a French territory.

This was followed by Ménerbes, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, in third place.

The top ten in Le Village Préféré des Français poll:

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