The WORST episodes of A French Village

Every episode of A French Village ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of A French Village!

A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted with the challenges, dilemmas, and contradictory demands and situations. At the same time, there is a lot of personal interactions with a number of interesting characters.

Last Updated: 11/19/2022Network:France 3
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A little touch of rouge
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6.89
9 votes

#1 - A little touch of rouge

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/23/2017

1945. The strike at the saw mill moves up a gear and the ambience worsens. Hortense has another fit of delirium. Daniel sends her to a fellow psychiatrist who diagnoses that she should be committed. 1953. Raymond is still imprisoned for the murder of Caberni in 1942.

Exhibition launch
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7.25
8 votes

#2 - Exhibition launch

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/30/2017

1945. After complicated talks, Raymond manages to negotiate the end of the strike at the saw mill and immediately gives a remarkable campaign speech, striking a blow to Edmond and the communists.1975. Jewish militants protest to prevent the launch of Hortense's exhibition.

Chaos
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7.26
27 votes

#3 - Chaos

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/4/2009

24 June 1940. After having wandered aimlessly, Daniel and his family come back to Villeneuve. As doctor and deputy mayor of the village, he is considered by the Germans as being solely responsible for the refugees packed into the church. While Daniel organises aid with the help of Jean Marchetti, a young police officer, Raymond tries to find Marie, whom he has not heard from for a week...

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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At the end of the tunnel
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7.40
15 votes

#4 - At the end of the tunnel

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2016

It is a time of commemorations, for both the communists and the Gaullists. Even though he isn't convinced, Raymond officialises his candidacy for mayor. While Gustave realises that he needs to make a political commitment, at the trial the verdict is about to fall.

The Landing
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7.42
31 votes

#5 - The Landing

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/4/2009

It is the 12th of June 1940 in the small village of Villeneuve in the Jura. The local doctor, Daniel Larcher, is attending a birth. Raymond Schwartz is falling in love with one of his employees, Marie. Schoolteacher Lucienne takes her young students on a class trip where a German plane fires at her charges…

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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The strike
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7.44
9 votes

#6 - The strike

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2017

In 1945, Anselme and Suzanne lead the strike at the saw mill. Lucienne confronts Bériot about a German soldier that he allegedly killed during the war. 1975. Daniel and Hortense return to Villeneuve for the first time.

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Prisoners of war
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7.44
9 votes

#7 - Prisoners of war

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/16/2017

Daniel and Hortense argue as they await Tequiero's visit. Thirty years on, the latter, now a young surgeon, accuses Daniel of being responsible for the deportation of the Jews at the school in 1942. In 1945, at the saw mill, a particularly gory work accident sets things off.

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The embarkation
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7.50
10 votes

#8 - The embarkation

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/30/2017

Daniel discovers the awful living conditions in psychiatric hospitals. He rescues Hortense, who is mentally and emotionally exhausted, and re-establishes an indefectible link with her. In 2003, Lucienne and Bériot say goodbye for the last time.

On Earth as It Is in Heaven
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7.59
17 votes

#9 - On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/11/2009

October 15, 1940, an English pilot falls from the sky. Jacques, a former convict turned smuggler is trying to get him across the line. But they need to act quickly, because the Germans are already at their heels. As for Lucienne, she received a letter, which she believes to be a revocation letter related to the death of children in her class during a dramatic event on June 12 for which she is held solely responsible. Raymond finds Lorrain, Mary's husband thought to be dead at the front ...

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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28-10-0-1
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7.60
10 votes

#10 - 28-10-0-1

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/23/2017

While in 1945 Hortense is committed in horrible conditions, in 1975 a portrait of Heinrich compromises his exhibition in Villeneuve. 1945. Gustave is wanted for murder. Thirty years later, while having a drink together, he discusses the past and present with Daniel and Tequiero.

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The duty of remembrance
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7.62
13 votes

#11 - The duty of remembrance

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/8/2016

Jean Marchetti is awaiting execution. He nevertheless agrees to testify in favour of Daniel Larcher if the latter helps him to find Rita and their son David. Meanwhile, Loriot does everything possible to protect Gustave and Léonor, even if it endangers his career.

A Time for Secrets
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7.69
16 votes

#12 - A Time for Secrets

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/28/2010

September 28, 1941. Following the invasion of the USSR by the Germans, French communists join the resistance. In Villeneuve, an operation involving Marcel and Suzanne goes badly wrong. Suzanne is arrested. Raymond learns that the new Kreiskommandant wants to put an end to their agreement, which means bankruptcy for him...

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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The notebook
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7.71
14 votes

#13 - The notebook

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/25/2016

Jeannine faces the Villeneuve 'purge committee' which includes Raymond. Suzanne and Loriot try to bring Gustave back on track by teaching him the values of his father, Marcel. At the trial, Heinrich Müller's testimony is keenly awaited.

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The law of desire
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7.75
12 votes

#14 - The law of desire

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/2015

September 1944: Ten militiamen were executed after a rigged trial, Bériot offers Antoine, who began an affair with the sister of a militia, becoming chief of police. Meanwhile, Anselm and Raoul removed Jeannine whom they intend to pay for his collaboration. Jean Marchetti, meanwhile, is desperate and takes refuge with Rita to whom he proposes to flee together.

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The Black Market
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7.75
16 votes

#15 - The Black Market

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/18/2009

7 November 1940. During a film showing, the audience takes advantage of the darkness to boo the handshake between Pétain and Hitler. The French police are called in to find the guilty party. Raymond is caught in the arms of Marie by his maid, Sarah...

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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The four resistance fighters
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7.81
16 votes

#16 - The four resistance fighters

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/1/2016

With Jeannine's support, Raymond agrees to be the Gaullist candidate in the municipal elections. He has to convince Antoine to organise a ceremony in tribute to the four resistance fighters who sacrificed themselves to save all the others.

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Behind the wall
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7.82
17 votes

#17 - Behind the wall

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/25/2016

Autumn 1945. The trial of Daniel Larcher and the sub-prefect Servier begins. The municipal elections have been invalidated and Bériot must relinquish his position as mayor. Antoine finds Geneviève and the promise of a future together.

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Twilight before night
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7.87
15 votes

#18 - Twilight before night

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/14/2015

September 1944: At the time of the great ball of the Liberation, Vileneuve sings, dances, relaxes. Between love and hate, Suzanne, Antoine Raymond, Rita or Bériot are guided by their instincts, while militiamen await their likely execution.

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Commitment
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7.93
15 votes

#19 - Commitment

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2009

The Occupation which has now been in place for one year, brings with it its share of hardships, compromises and dangers. Will the people in Villeneuve learn to live, fulfill their daily commitments and conduct their secret love-affairs? ...

Directors: Olivier Guignard
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Lottery
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7.95
19 votes

#20 - Lottery

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/13/2009

1941, several months after the armistice, the Germans settle in France as the war continues. The people of Villeneuve, small sub-prefecture of Jura , realize that conflict is here to stay : the prisoners do not return, the blockade hardens, the shortages appears. The population adapts to the presence of the occupying forces. The majority tries to resume a normal life, as Daniel Raymond, others engage in the Resistance, as Commissioner De Kerven. Some, like John Marchetti, agree to cooperate instead, hoping to profit from the German presence...

Directors: Olivier Guignard
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Crossing the Line
star
7.95
19 votes

#21 - Crossing the Line

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/11/2009

30 September 1940. The village school is being used as barracks. A cut cable infuriates the Germans who demand that the French police find the person guilty of what they consider to be sabotage. While Jean, De Kervern and Daniel are opposed to a collaboration between the French police and the Germans, Raymond hesitates, as working for the Germans would save him from bankruptcy...

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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The Choice of Arms
star
8.00
12 votes

#22 - The Choice of Arms

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/12/2010

October 23, 1941. Daniel is worried about supply problems and decides to investigate. The affairs between Hortense and Heinrich and between Lucienne and Kurt are finally made public.

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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Rue Marcel Larcher
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8.08
13 votes

#23 - Rue Marcel Larcher

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/2016

Winter 1945. Bériot, thwarted by his own party, is constantly making Lucienne pay for her lack of love. Léonor falls for Gustave, unaware of the danger he represents. Galvanised by the future elections, the communists make a hero of Marcel.

Release
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8.08
12 votes

#24 - Release

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/21/2015

September 1944: Daniel and Hortense alone and reviled by the crowd, prepare to leave the city. Antoine stopped Marchetti: Bériot asked to transfer him secretly in Dijon but the news spread like wildfire. Soon, Antoine, Suzanne, Marchetti, Hortense and Daniel will face their destiny ...

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Arrests
star
8.08
12 votes

#25 - Arrests

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/21/2015

September 1944: While Jean hides with Rita, everyday problems worsen: supply, health, hosting is the shortage. Edmond and the CDL, which were supposed to handle these problems are disowned by Bériot appoints Daniel civil administrator. But the rehabilitation of Daniel will be short ...

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