Listeners of the French radio station RTL were asked to vote for their favourite destination among a number of French locations which were presented over the course of a week by some of the station’s best-known broadcasters.
Back in April, different voices among RTL’s journalists and broadcasters spoke of different regions, cities and natural sites in France, telling listeners why they particularly loved their chosen corner of France. Listeners were then invited to vote for their favourite on the website and app of RTL and the results were swift: the Côte d’Opale came first with 31% of the total votes.
With the Channel lapping at the foot of startlingly white cliffs, the Côte d’Opale in the Pas-de-Calais département faces England and is largely under-rated. Or so thought radio broadcaster François Lenglet who chose to highlight this destination and waxed lyrical about the “astonishing milky white sea” and “long, flat sandy beaches” on which you can walk for hours. Home to Calais, Le Touquet, and Boulogne-sur-Mer and its fantastic Nausicaa centre, this beautiful coastal area is a vibrant maritime destination loved by families.
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The green and gentle Aveyron, defended by celebrity chef Cyril Lignac came second with 24% of votes, followed by the Atlantic island of Noirmoutier (15% of votes), chosen by Pascal Praud.
Other destinations included Lyon, Verdon and its canyons in Provence, Nice, Mont-Cenis in Savoie, Aubigny-sur-Nère in the Sologne, sun-kissed Porquerolles on the Côte d’Azur, Compiègne in Oise and Gujan-Mestras in Gironde.
Voting took place between April 10 and 16 and collected nearly 40,000 votes. Listen back to the radio shows (in French) to discover the areas on RTL: https://www.rtl.fr/actu/debats-societe/les-grandes-voix-de-rtl-vous-emmenent-en-week-end-7900253843
Which of these destinations is your favourite? Have your say!
Lead photo credit : The Côte d'Opale in Pas-de-Calais was voted best destination in France © shutterstock
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