Residents in the Dordogne region praised the UK for “finding their identity” by voting to leave the bureaucracy of the European Union last year.
They’re hoping Eurosceptic Front National candidate Ms Le Pen will make it all the way to the Elysee Palace in the election which begins later this month.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4, one pensioner, named Genevieve, explained how she hoped Brexit would inspire a possible Frexit.
French residents praised Britain for voting Brexit
Oh I think Brexit is great
Genevieve, Marine Le Pen supporter
“Oh I think Brexit is great,” she said speaking from inside a local restaurant.
“Because the Brits will become autonomous, they’ll find their identity and they won’t owe anyone anything."
She continued: “Yes, Brexit is good, and I’d like France to get out of Europe to find her identity, stop opening her arms to everyone, then we could develop and reconstruct ourselves from a new good base.”
Marine Le Pen has promised to offer the French a vote on EU membership if she's elected
Meanwhile, Jona, a local B&B owner in the south-west of France, also argued the country was heading for a divorce from the bloc.
He said: “I think there is a strong current pushing for France to leave Europe.
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"And I think there is a strong possibility we will be out, perhaps not these elections but after the next ones.
“And the EU needs to reform and become closer to the people to avoid this total divorce from the EU’s institutions.”
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Marine Le Pen is a French politician who is the president of the National Front, a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
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Described as more democratic and republican than her nationalist father, she has led a movement of "de-demonization of the Front National" to detoxify it and soften its image
The majority of polls have the Front National candidate as the winner of the first round vote which takes place on April 23, then lose to socialist Emmanuel Macron in the second round, taking place on May 7.
Analysts at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said: “We expect Mr Macron to win, in line with the polls, which show him gaining around 60% of the second-round vote.
“However, a victory for Ms Le Pen is not out of the question.”