The French constantly looking for a little corner of paradise to go on vacation or weekend abroad, may not know these small towns paradoxically known abroad.

It is high time to prepare for the summer holidays for which some will go abroad or to famous seaside resorts in France. However, our beautiful country is full of beautiful little known towns by the sea, close to a metropolis or even in the mountains. Most of these towns tick all the boxes for a quiet stay away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Unsurprisingly, the seaside resorts, popular with the French and tourists from all over the world dominate this ranking. More particularly, it is the west coast that the French prefer. Normandy, Brittany, Occitania and New Aquitaine are the most represented regions.

This ranking was established by Holidu, a vacation rental site. For this occasion, they have decided to put this ranking on their site in order to make tourists want to get some fresh air in these different places of tranquility.

For this study, all French cities between two thousand and twenty thousand inhabitants were considered. The ranking was then drawn up with the average monthly number of searches on the Google browser accompanied by the terms “what to do in”, “going to” and “visit” as well as Instagram hashtags relating to each municipality in order to determine the most popular cities. popular with travellers.

Discover now this ranking of the 10 favorite small towns of the French.