Sarthe: a television program being filmed in the village of chalets in Mansigné

Next to her grandchildren and her daughter, Patricia Doucet has just discovered the chalet, she already feels at home there. TFX cameras immortalize the moment in Mansigné. ©Le Petit Courrier – The Echo of the Loir Valley

Monday July 25, 2022 at the end of the afternoon, a team of television was present to film the arrival of one family from the Paris region to town of cottages at Mansigned (Sarthe).

The show is about people who leave the town to settle in countrya strong trend in recent years and which has been accentuated with the health crisis.

Four families who will testify

“The 90-minute program will be broadcast on TFX with a rebroadcast on TF1. At this time, the title and identity of the presenter are not final. In total, these are four families who will testify”, confides Olivia Peresson, the reporter.

The theme is current, many people leave the big cities for the countryside, whether in the context of a retraining or a personal choice of quality of life.

A change of life…

In the present case, it is Stéphane Linais, Célia Doucet, their children Léane and Clément as well as Patricia Doucet the oldest who followed the rest of the family in this project of new life.

“We have found a house in La Flèche, Mom will live in this cottage for two months and she will move into her house near ours,” says Célia Doucet.

The sale of our property allowed the acquisition of the two houses. For Mom, it’s the first time she won’t be living in an apartment.

Originating from MayenneStéphane Linais never got used to the parisian life. “We lived in a house near Créteil but the desire to get away from the city became obvious. »

Officials both, it is therefore not a question of a choice of professional reorientation but rather of ” to change living environment, be more close of the nature “.

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In front of the chalet, the whole family is in the eye of the camera: silence is spinning!
In front of the chalet, the whole family is in the eye of the camera: silence is spinning! ©Le Petit Courrier – The Echo of the Loir Valley

…under the eyes of the cameras

The television crew therefore filmed “their life in an urban sauce, the move, the arrival and we will follow them on their integration and their adaptation in their new environment”, reveals Olivia Peresson.

“Through the show, we hope that some viewers, interested in doing the same, will be able to find answers to their Questions. »

For Patricia Doucet, the first impressions are good :

I’m super surprised, the area is beautiful, the chalet too and it’s well laid out, I’m going to be fine here.

Dynamic, she has no apprehension about her adaptation to country life.

Airing this fall

If they are on the show, it’s through the‘real estate agency who sold their property:

“They were aware that TV wanted to do a program on families fleeing the city to live in the countryside, we responded favorably to the request. The shooting is meticulous, there are several takes. It takes time but it’s a great experience to live. »

To follow the reportage at the screenIt will be necessary to wait fall 2022, “the date is not fixed yet, maybe in September? “, cautiously delivers Olivia Peresson.


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Sarthe: a television program being filmed in the village of chalets in Mansigné