12 October 2021
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Paris RV show attracted more than 82,000 visitors

The 55th edition of the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs (VDL) in Paris, which closed its doors on Sunday, 10th October, attracted more than 82,000 visitors. The show had been eagerly awaited for almost two years by exhibitors and visitors, following the cancellation of last year’s show due to resrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show’s organisers reported busy stands and aisles during the 10 days of event. It commented that the pandemic has shaken up lifestyles and ways of travelling, which has been beneficial for the market for leisure vehicles. As found in other countries, for many French people, leisure vehicles have become a solution to travel independently in complete freedom while respecting social distancing and personal hygiene.

“We are the first general public show to reopen its doors since the health crisis and this show has been eagerly awaited by the whole industry and also by visitors who, even if they made up their minds at the last minute, were there. We had a very good quality show. The stands were beautiful, the exhibitors put a lot of energy into it, and people were happy to meet again. The test center also experienced great success, and demonstrates the appeal of these vehicles to the general public,” explains JeanJacques Kauffmann, General Commissioner of the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs.

Pierre Rousseau, President of the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs adds: “In this unique context for leisure vehicles, the show was a special edition. It held its promises, it made thousands of visitors dream who were finally able to discover all the new things, and even try them out. The motivation and the desire to meet again were so good and palpable in the aisles, and on the stands. VDL has confirmed its position as the most important exhibition in France and the second largest in Europe.”

Next year’s 56th edition of the Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs will be held from 24 September to October 2, 2022 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Le Bourget.

The Salon des Véhicules de Loisirs has been held annually at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Le Bourget since 1966. Its durability and visitor and sales figures make it the largest showcase of the industry in France.

More than 200 stands for motor homes, mobile homes, caravans, trailers, equipment and accessories including are installed, as well as representatives of the specialized press, associations linked to the sector activity, credit and insurance organizations. A test center for motorhomes and vans, parking unlimited automobile, an area dedicated to motorhomes for visitors to the Show and a sales area second-hand deals complete the exhibition halls.