Just read another decent bit of research from the Global Briefing team at Knight Frank - "Where the wealthy want to buy their second homes" - you can see the whole paper here.
In terms of countries, France was the most popular second-home choice, accounting for almost a quarter of the properties in the survey respondents' portfolios. This popularity can be explained by the country's many second-home options across all location types. France was the most popular or second-most popular choice in all categories.
|Rank || City || Coastal || Rural || Ski |
| 1 || UK || France || UK || France |
| 2 || France || Spain || France || Switzerland |
| 3 || US || US || Italy || US |
| 4 || Switzerland || Italy || US || Italy |
| 5 || Italy || Caribbean || Ireland ||Canada|
They say that when investing in property you should always go for the best location you can afford and with an average property price outside Paris of €163,000 it looks like that location isn't just for the uber-wealthy clients of Knight Frank.