he French property market is booming at the moment, and with more and more foreign buyers looking to buy in upcoming areas, many with a view to move to or retire to France one day, choosing the right location is everything. So, where are the top 50 French towns and villages to live in in 2022?
How France’s top 50 best towns & villages are chosen
The association Villes et Villages Oú il Fait Bon Vivre (which translates literally as the ‘towns and villages where it’s good to live’) publishes an annual ranking each year of the best places in France to live. In 2022, 34,827 municipalities throughout metropolitan France were ranked using a set of 187 criteria developed using data from INSEE and state agencies to determine the most important aspects that French residents take into consideration when choosing a place to live.
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