International Removals to France | Moving to France | UK to France Removal Company
There are currently five million people from the UK who have decided to make their homes abroad. When looking for a new start, or a place to retire, the British tend to favour sunny climates, but other deciding factors include a lower cost of living, a relaxed pace of life, and easy access to the UK in order to maintain contact with friends and family.
France is the seventh most popular destination for the British, with nearly 173,000 expats currently residing in the country. Obviously its proximity is a major plus, and the Channel Tunnel has even made it possible to commute from northern France. It’s also a huge landmass offering a range of locations, from the stylish, sunny south, to the Alps, to the northern beaches of Normandy and Brittany.
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Choose Schepens for Your Removals to France
Whatever region you choose for your move to France, a reliable and experienced international removals company like Schepens can support you in the planning and scheduling of your move. We’re a fourth generation, family-run company and we’ve been moving people to every part of France for over a hundred years now. Our aim is to create stress-free international removals for our clients.
Every Schepens client is provided with a dedicated Move Co-Ordinator who will first provide a free no-obligation quotation, and then work with you to develop a bespoke ‘removals plan’ which helps create a framework for your planning. Your Move Co-Ordinator will have expertise in international removals and will have extensive experience in the process of moving to another country.
Schepens for Removals to France and Storage
Ideally, you will be looking for your furniture and household items to arrive at your new home in France on the day you move in to your new property. Schepens plans for the ideal, which is why your Move Co-Ordinator is such an important part of the process. Our removals fleet travels to France every day, which means that we can offer flexible scheduling and the option of dedicated or shared containers.
Over a century of experience has taught us that every single move is unique. Early on in your removals planning your Move Co-Ordinator will discuss what items you will be taking with you, and whether there are any non-standard items such as musical instruments, or valuable antiques which require bespoke transportation. Many of our clients put some of their furniture or goods in storage; we can arrange door-to-door service and secure storage facilities across the UK.
House Prices in France
A few years ago it seemed that everyone had a story about a rural French property they had ‘bought for peanuts’. Those days are long gone but £100,000 will still buy a 3 bedroom property in the rural areas of the northern French coast and regions such as the Massif Central are even cheaper. In Paris, as you would expect, prices are sky-high with even 1 bedroom flats starting at £350,000.
Working in France
As long as Britain remains a part of the EU there’s no need to apply for a visa to work. After our exit in March 2019 it’s thought that people from the UK already living in France will be able to stay, but as yet it’s unclear whether the automatic right to work will be revoked. After Brexit it’s most likely that it will be necessary to apply for a visa if you wish to live and work in France.
Heathcare in France
The healthcare provision in France is has a number one ranking by the World Health Organisation, and it has a great reputation amongst French users for efficiency. British expats need to apply for an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) in order to access French healthcare. The EHIC will cover up to 70% of the costs, and many Brits take out additional personal health insurance to cover high medical bills and get wider access to healthcare services.
Education in France
There is excellent education provision in France from kindergarten right through to higher education. The main problem encountered by British expats is the language barrier. If you want your children taught in English, there are International Schools available in the large cities where the curriculum is similar to that taught in the UK and the teaching language is English.
“A week on from our furniture delivery here in France we have finished unpacking! Everything arrived with no breakages or mishaps. Please pass on our special thanks to Baz and Perry who were simply superb. Kind regards Kit – Chandlers ford, Southampton, to the south of France”
A Range of Schepens Services
Removals to another country are very different from moving in the UK and, for the majority of our clients it is their first international move. Utilising our extensive experience in this area, we support clients in the creation of a framework for their move, utilising a selection of the removal services offered by Schepens:
- Packing – if you require support when packing up your home, we have teams of trained, professional packers who can pack your goods securely, label your packing boxes, and create a detailed inventory. If you wish to pack yourself, we will provide professional packing materials.
- Insurance – your Schepens removals are fully insured but if you want to take out additional policies such as accidental damage and extended liability, we can arrange cover.
- Storage – we can schedule door-to-door storage for any items you want to leave in the UK. Your goods will be stored in one of our securely maintained locations local to you.
- Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Schepens prides itself on creating bespoke removals to France for each of our clients. Creating a stress-free experience is important to us and we’re delighted to have an excellent track record for our international removals. Moving your home to anther country is a complex process and there will be challenges along the way; Schepens provides teams of movers who can work to overcome problems creatively and efficiently.
We service all of France
Schepens run removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of France including: Paris, Dordogne, Languedoc, Charente, Bordeaux, Limoges, Toulouse, Nice, Lyon, Brittany, The Alps, Perpignan, Montpellier, Normandy, Marseilles, Lille, Loire, Rouen, Nancy, Dijon, Nantes, Brest, Grenoble, Burgundy, Valence, Toulon, Provence and many more. We also regularly perform removals to Versailles from the UK.