The UK’s greatest celebration of all things French, The France Show, returns to Olympia, London on the 25th – 27th January 2019. The event, now in its twelve year, is a great day out for those that love French food and wine, enjoy holidays in the sunshine, or for those looking to find their dream French property.
The France Show’s Event Director Debbie Macleod explains what visitors can expect: “The France Show is a fully-immersive experience that showcases the best of France from its culinary specialities, right through to property. This year we have an exciting line up of experts and top chefs in our live theatres providing inspiring cooking demonstrations and wine and champagne-tasting sessions. The extensive French Market will be stocked with all the usual Gallic goodies, and of course no French event would be complete without can can dancers. Our dancing troupe will be on hand to entertain the crowds at regular intervals.”
This year, highlights include:
The Flavours of France Stage
Sponsored by P&O Ferries, the stage will be welcoming an array of experts to share their own personal experiences on France. The French Travel correspondent from The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph, Anthony Peregrine, will be discussing the wonders and peculiarities of France in his own enigmatic style. Author and comedian Ian Moore will be talking through his exciting new B&B venture, whilst award-winning travel writer and France specialist Lisa Gerard-Sharp will share some personal amusing tales and insider knowledge of living in France.
In addition to these talks, the stage will also be home to a variety of exciting cooking demonstrations hosted by chef and culinary expertGuy Wolley. Wine professional and television personality Susy Atkins will also be on hand, pairing each dish created with the perfect wine to accompany. Susy will also lead the Cave à Vins wine-tasting sessions, offering the opportunity to sample a selection of fine French wine from the show’s exhibitors.
The Wine Theatre
Following last year’s sell-out, Neil Phillips (aka The Wine Tipster) will return to lead this year’s Wine Theatre, offering tutored wine and champagne masterclasses throughout the weekend. Through these entertaining and informative sessions, Neil will showcase a selection of his favourite wines from vineyards across the regions of France.
The French Property Exhibition
For those looking to buy their dream home in France, the largest French Property Exhibition in the UK will be based on the second floor of the venue. Here, visitors can browse through the thousands of available properties, be guided through the buying process with a range of experts and learn more at the free property seminars taking place across the entire weekend.
Visitors with burning questions on French property, living in France and holidays can also visit The Living France Theatre, and the How To Forum. Here, attendees will gain free essential advice from specialists on the above topics during complimentary sessions that run throughout the weekend.
Courtesy of P&O Ferries, guests will have the opportunity to sample an array of French delicacies and treats as they meander through The French Market.
To brush up on French speaking skills or to get inspired for the next French holiday, the Language and Travel Forum will also offer free seminars, sponsored by FRANCE Magazine.
In addition to these highlights, visitors will be transported to the 1920s era with a soundtrack provided by vintage jazz band Oriana and the Charmers.
For further information on The France Show 2019, please visit: www.thefranceshow.com