Relocating to Paris

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Relocating to Paris

4 Tips for Relocating to Paris

We’re often asked by clients who are now well and truly settled in Paris, to pass on their hints and tips about the process of moving there. With hindsight, they tell us, there’s so many things that you would have done differently, and so it’s important to pass on the knowledge you gain.

At Schepens we’ve been providing removals to Paris for over 100 years now, and our goal throughout that time has been to provide stress-free removals for all our clients. In that spirit, therefore, we’ve chosen 4 of the tips we’ve been given for those of you who are contemplating, or are on the brink of moving to Paris.

1. De-Clutter Before You Move

Moving overseas to France can be a very anxious time, and as such you try to hang on to your old life like a security blanket. Instead of using relocating to Paris as an opportunity to get rid of all my rubbish, I dragged it over the Channel with me. Once you’ve arrived and your boxes are unpacked, you realise that Paris has everything you could possibly need, and you’re faced with the problem of getting rid of all the stuff you no longer want!

2. Choose Your Area Before Your Apartment

Paris is full of great apartments to rent, but the area it’s in is as important as the number of bedrooms and the view. Every arrondissement has a different vibe. Take a bit of time to work out which one is right for you before you start looking for your new home. And, if you get the chance, have take a walk around the neighbourhood, check out the friendliness of the local shops, before you make your decision.

3. Get a Navigo Card

You’ll be so glad to have this, so apply on line before you move. Navigo is an unlimited travel card that can be used on buses, metro and commuter trains. In the first few weeks of living in Paris you’ll need to peel away everything that makes life difficult. This is one of those things. You can set it up so it recharges automatically each month, and it frees you up to explore the city without worrying about tickets and change.

4. Let Paris Work Its Magic

Paris is just a hop over the channel, but it feels like another world. Everything will be different from home and that can be quite hard. The most painful thing you can do is to attempt to hold onto your previous life. Instead, park it back in the UK and see what new delights Paris can offer instead. Enjoy not knowing what’s coming your way for a few weeks. Hold on to what you like, and throw out all the rest.

Schepens Offers Removals to Paris

We’re a 4th generation, family run removals company that’s been providing removals to France for more than a century. It’s always a delight to have the opportunity to work in Paris, and we’re happy to get the chance to do so regularly. Because we travel to France several times each week, Schepens is able to over flexible scheduling to clients. We can also offer full or part load shipping containers.

Tailored Relocations to Paris

For families relocating to Paris the experience is likely to be a one-off. That’s why Schepens treats all removals as unique events that require special care and consideration. All our clients are assigned a professional Move Co-ordinator. They help you to create a bespoke removals plan, tailored to your specific requirements. Once complete, this becomes the basis of your FREE no obligation quotation.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Professional Packing Services. Need your house packed up, boxes labelled, shipping inventory completed? Schepens industry trained removals teams can do all this and more.
  • Insurance. All your goods and furniture will be insured during transit. Should you wish for additional Accidental Damage or Extended Liability cover, we can arrange this for you.
  • Non-Standard Goods. If you’re planning to ship an artwork, valuable antiques or a piano to Paris, we can provide bespoke packaging, handling and shipping.
  • Self Storage. Should you require somewhere to store furniture or household items in the UK, Schepens have a number of local self storage facilities. We provide a door-to-door service, and a secure environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

First Class Customer Service

At Schepens, we strive to be the best in all we do. One area where our customers tell us we excel is customer service. This gives us huge pleasure as we invest heavily in training for every single employee. As a result they see themselves as removals professionals. They’re confident proactive problem solvers, and are always willing to go the extra mile to help out.

“You helped us through a hugely stressful moving day by supporting us at every step. We couldn’t have had a better team to get us through; you were patient, cheerful and practical throughout. Thanks for keeping us sane, can’t recommend Schepens highly enough!!”

– ‘Jo


Relocating to Paris? Schepens is a leading European removals company and we travel to Paris regularly. Call us today to find out how we can support your move – 01794 323558