With its 2,300 inhabitants, Cassel was almost a mastodon in the contest: museum of Flanders, departmental museum of art, mill or college of Jesuits

Cassel was Elected “Village Favourite of the French”, 2018

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After last night’s broadcast of the 7th edition of the “Village favourite of the French” on France 2, Cassel in the Hauts-de-France won the first place. Mont-Saint-Michel only arrives in 5th position.

After the broadcast of the 7th edition of the “Village favorite of the French” on France 2, Tuesday evening, the town of Cassel, located in the region of Hauts-de-France, is the one that won the largest number of votes among the fourteen candidates.

This is the first time, in seven editions, that this coveted title, awarded by Stéphane Bern, goes to the Hauts-de-France, less than ten kilometers from the Belgian border. Until now, he had traveled only in Occitania, in Brittany and in the East.

With its 2,300 inhabitants, Cassel was almost a mastodon in the contest: museum of Flanders, departmental museum of art, mill or college of Jesuits. Cassel also has a curiosity: a giant called Reuze-Papa (6, 25 m), and his wife Reuze-Maman (5, 85 m), who go out every year for Easter Monday and carnival Mardi Gras. Both entered the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.

In 2017, the village of Kaysersberg (Haut-Rhin) was ranked on the highest step of the podium. This year, among the fourteen selected, Hauts de France to Brittany, through the Auvergne / Rhone Alps or Reunion which represented for the first time the Overseas, who would succeed him?



Among the candidates, the Mont Saint-Michel , a UNESCO World Heritage Site , the first of fourteen villages selected for the seventh season of the favorite French village, has not convinced the majority of viewers and will reach only the fifth square. The Norman village had yet seduced the journalist Stéphane Bern when he went there for the shooting of the show on May 3 and May 4.

Also among the western candidates, Asnières- sur-Vègre, a Sarthe village of 400 inhabitants, in the Pays de la Loire and the island of Sein, Brittany. 

The winners since the beginning of the show: 2012, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Occitanie) 2013, Eguisheim (Grand Est) 2014, Cordes-sur-Ciel (Occitanie) 2015, Ploumanac’h (Brittany) 2016, Rochefort-en -Terre (Brittany) 2017, Kaysersberg (Grand Est) 2018, Kassel (Hauts-de-France).

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