Vive la seaside resort, amiright? The French certainly agree, as they have voted Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue village in Normandy as the country’s favourite village.
Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is a pretty sleepy-but-beautiful seaside village with an oyster-growing centre and a famous sea resort. Plus, its natural scenery is an extra bonus.
The village was voted as the nation’s favourite by viewers of the France2 TV programme, Le Village Préféré des Français. It might be small. but it’s now pretty mighty. The small town received more than 700,000 votes from people across France to get it to first place.
Pont Croi in Finistère came second and Terre-de-Haut in Guadeloupe came third.
Millions of viewers tuned in to vote for Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue as their favourite village
This beauty beat out the so many other villages – 14 of them in fact. Looks like Provence has some serious competition when it comes to beautiful hamlets.
We can see why this beauty took first place… There’s an oyster farming centre, botanical gardens with scenic blooms and historic watchtowers.
The traditional Norman boats in the harbour and winding, narrow streets make this a charming place to spend a night our two.
Walking along the harbour in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is now on our to-do list. Wine and cheese – and oysters! – compulsory.