It is a real pride for the Alsatian village of Kaysersberg! Last night, this community of 2,700 inhabitants was designated “the French favourite village” by the show of France 2 presented by Stéphane Bern.
Located in the department of Haut-Rhin in the Grand-Est region, the village won the prize of the 6th edition in front of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, in the Somme, and La Roque-Gageac in the Dordogne. The village of Alsace thus succeeds the village of Morbihan, Rochefort-en-Terre, elected in 2016.
A sudden tourism
As every year, these villages highlighted by the show will certainly benefit from the positive economic spin-off generated by the curiosity of the French and the enhancement of their territories. As explained by the producer of the program Gérard Pont, questioned on RTL, “It was created a tourism of the show.” In some villages, like Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the attendance almost doubled.
There are accommodations on Airbnb in more than 19,000 communes in France, 70% of which have fewer than 2,000 inhabitants. Airbnb supports the development of rural tourism, especially in villages that do not have traditional accommodation. The Airbnb community offers housing in all the candidate villages this year in the election of the favorite French village (except for Gargilesse-Dampierre).
In Kaysersberg, the recent winning village, hosts on Airbnb offer not less than twenty houses. As for number 2, Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, nearly thirty dwellings are proposed by the Airbnb community. Finally, on the third step of the podium, in Roque-Gageac, travelers will have the choice of about thirty accommodations open by the hosts on Airbnb.
Lourmarin (PACA): 1 listing
Piriac-sur-mer (Pays de la Loire): 19 listings
Bèze (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté): 6 listings
Belleme (Normandie): 15 listings
La Route-Gageac (Nouvelle-Aquitaine): 34 lodging listings
Sant’Antonino (Corsica): 14 listings
Lagrasse (Occitanie): 16 listings
Moncontour (Bretagne): 4 listings
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Hauts-de-France): 32 listings
Montchauvet (Ile-de-France): 1 listing
Gargilesse-Dampierre (Centre-Val-de-Loire): 0 listing
La Garde-Adhémar (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes): 11 listings
Kaysersberg (Grand Est): 21 listings
Congratulations to Kaysersberg, the French favorite village, for the year 2017.