The above image descibes what a Peugeot VIN means just for reference.
This website contains information about the Internation standard for the codes used to describe the country of manufacture. UK Codes are between SA - SM, French Codes are between VF - VR
This site features a decoder for VIN numbers.
Basically means that any VIN with the VF code was built in France, which is what all the GTi-6 codes seem to be.
Although I did discover that some of the really early S16 were built in the UK with an SB VIN to reflect this.
Basically means that any GTi-6/Rallye with a VIN starting with VF was built in France, and not Ryton.
Cherry Red GTi 6