The French Village - Visitor Statistics


Since 2010, The French Village has formed an integral part of 'A Place in the Sun Live', the UK's largest overseas property exhibition.

The French Village has developed a reputation as the leading event for attracting a motivated and highly active audience of UK property buyers. Visitors attend our three events (London, Manchester & Birmingham) from all over the United Kingdom and neighbouring Ireland.

The continuing popularity of the informative daily seminar programmes ensures the attendence of buyers who are actively researching and progressing with their plans for purchasing a property in France.

Why France is so popular

Exhibition Statistics

  • 8,501 visitors visitors attended A Place in the Sun Live at London Olympia, March 2018.

Seminar Statistics

  • Over 200 visitors attended the Buying a Property in France seminar, hosted by Barbara Heslop (Heslop & Platt Solicitors ) on Saturday 12th of May at London Olympia 2018.

French Village Statistics *

  • 94% would attend the French Village again.
  • 36% looking to purchase within 6 months.
  • 61% looking to purchase within 12 months.
The French Village

Next Visit to France

  • 26% to visit France in the month after the show.
  • 44% to visit France within 3 months of the show.
  • 58% to visit France within 6 months of the show.
  • 87% to visit France within 12 months of the show.

Purchase Objectives

  • 43% are looking to buy a property as a permanent residence.
  • 38% are looking to buy a property as a retirement home.
  • 25% are looking to buy a property as a 2nd/holiday home.
  • 17% are looking to buy a property for revenue generating / business interests.
  • 11% are looking to buy a property as an investment.

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* Figures taken from a survey completed by visitors to The French Village at A Place in the Sun Live, Birmingham 3rd-5th October 2014.

Results taken from multiple answer questions where more than one option can be supplied and so cumulative totals may exceed 100%.