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Schepens Can Help With Your Move to Paris From UK
You only need a Sunday afternoon viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s to set off a few daydreams about moving to ‘the city of light’. Paris remains the quintessential European city from the leafy boulevards, to the glorious architecture, to the aroma of coffee and pavement cafes. Add to that the ease and speed with which we can now travel to and from the French capital and it’s no wonder that Paris is such a popular expat destination.
Whether you’re relocating to Paris for work, retiring there, or reinventing yourself in a city that inspires you, the practicalities of moving remain the same. So here are our top tips to help with your move to Paris from UK.
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1. Get the Paperwork Sorted
Documentation is extremely important in France so it’s important to have everything you need before you arrive. As a member of the EU Brits don’t need a visa to travel to France, and an EU passport is all you need to reside in the country. If you’re working in France you should register at your local social security office in order to get your social security number. UK citizens are currently being advised to also apply for a carte de séjour.
2. Learn French
Whilst it’s possible to ‘get by’ in Paris without knowing any French but you won’t feel ‘at home’ until you feel at ease with the language. If you’re planning to work or live in the city for any length of time, know French will help you to get to know people, and find out about the logistics of living in culture quite different from your own.
3. Finding Somewhere to Live in Paris
Most Parisians rent, and French law tends to favour the tenant. Even if you intend to buy property it’s probably worth renting in your chosen neighbourhood initially, to find out what it’s like to live there. There’s lots of red tape attached to rental applications in Paris, and there’s no way around it. So be prepared to hand over a hefty number of identifying documents just in order to be considered.
For your first 3 months in France you’ll need your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access healthcare. After that you’ll be able to take advantage of the excellent social security healthcare system. This will cover around 70% – 80% of your medical and dental costs, but most French people also take out private health insurance to cover the rest.
Schepens is a Leading European Removals Company
We’ve been moving clients to Paris for over a century now, and we know every corner of France well. We’re a 4th generation, family run business and our goal has always been to reduce the anxiety and stress experienced during a move. The logistics of a European removal can feel very challenging, which is why we allocate a dedicated Move Co-ordinator to all our clients.
Tailor Made Packages for European Removals
We know from experience that every single move is unique. That’s why we don’t offer standard packages. Instead, your Move Co-ordinator will work through your requirements and create a bespoke package that reflects what you need.
Our range of services include:
- Packing – our BAR trained professional packers can pack up your house for you, carefully label every box and create a detailed itinerary.
- Flexible Scheduling – we ship regularly to Paris which means we can offer flexible scheduling, and extremely competitive prices.
- Storage – should you need to store goods or furniture in the UK, Schepens can provide secure, fully managed local facilities. We offer a door-to-door and packing service.
- Insurance – your goods will all be insured in transit, but should you want additional cover, such as Accidental Damage or Extended Liability, we can arrange cover.
- Removals Vehicles – 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 Guarantees First Class Customer Service
We invest heavily in training our professional removals teams, and our customers are delighted with the results. They tell us that Schepens staff are always willing to go the extra mile, and that they proactively manage any problems that emerge. We take pride in the flawless record we have for helping families move to Paris from UK, and we’re always looking for ways to further improve our service.
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.