Removals to France | Shipping To France | Moving To France
Schepens are a leading international removals company based in the United Kingdom
We provide a professional, reliable and cost-effective international removals service, including removals to France.
Schepens are a family-run business who have been helping people move to France and elsewhere across Europe for many decades. We take pride in our world class customer service and the professionalism of our staff.
Are you planning on moving France?
Contact us today on 01794 323558 to obtain removal quotes on your relocation to France, or read on to learn more about removals to France.
Schepens Services — Removals to France
We are a full service removals company and can help you with all aspects of your move to France including:
Schepens have a number of depots and storage facilities located throughout Europe. We offer storage services at most of these facilities, so you can leave your valuable possessions with us until your new home is ready to move into. Our storage services offer excellent value-for-money and we have a wide range of storage plans.
Professional Packing Service
There is a greater risk of breakage on long international journeys. Any delicate items must be well-packed to survive the journey and items should be packed to minimise wasted space. By getting the professional movers at Schepens to pack your possessions, you can rest assured that fragile items are well packed and you are making the most out of the available space. We have been shipping to France for decades and have a deep understanding of the stresses placed on freight that is being sent to France.
Range of Transit Options
We can match your preferred delivery time and budget with a range of transit options including — sea, air, rail and road transport. Clients can also choose to use a dedicated service or share space with another client.
Our talented and experienced move co-ordinators can handle most of the logistics for you, including customs paperwork. We have provided removals to France for thousands of clients and have a detailed understanding French customs and import duties. You can avoid the hassle of dealing with complicated forms!
Insurance and Extended Liability Cover
Schepens offer a wide range of insurance products that are great value-for-money. Not only will your valuable possessions be fully insured during the journey, you can rest assured knowing that all vehicles and staff are comprehensively insured. We also offer extended liability cover, so you can insure for any damage to third parties caused by your possessions. Should an accident occur, Schepens will take care of the paperwork for you.
Schepens — Performing Removals to France for Decades
Originally from Belgium, the Schepens family moved to the United Kingdom in the late 20th-Century. Schepens was originally a furniture making business that specialised in making high-quality, custom pieces. When there was an economic downturn in Britain at the start of the century and furniture sales slowed, the family begin offering a removals service.
The removals business really took off after World War II and we began shipping to France on a regular basis. Our family-run business has now been in operation for four generations! We take great pride in our business, the professionalism of our staff and the very high level of customer service we provide. We treat each customer with the utmost respect and look forward to making your move to France simple and easy!
Useful Tips and Resources for People Moving to France
France is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Thousands of people are moving to France each year to enjoy its natural beauty, vibrant culture, incredible food, wine, and art
There has been an increase in the number of people moving to France in recent years and we are performing more removals to France than ever before. To help you get started on your journey, here are some simple moving tips!
- Brush up on the language, traditions and formalities before leaving
The French take great pride in their language and always prefer to speak in their native tongue (even if they know English). You will get along with the locals much better if you can speak French well. Not learning French is the number one mistake that people who move to France make. French people are also more formal than those in the United Kingdom — people often shake hands and greetings are formal. If you want to fit in with the locals, remember to be more reserved, formal and polite.
- Sell, store or give away non-essential items
Moving is much simpler if you have less items to worry about. Before moving internationally, take stock of what you own and decide which items are essential and which aren’t worth taking on the long journey.
- Set up your new home before leaving
It is always less stressful to have a week or two overlap between properties to give you some flexibility about when you move into the new property. Also, its advisable to get the utilities setup on your new home as early as possible to avoid delays or being forced to move into a property with no power.
- Get advice — lots of it!
If you know anyone who has moved to France from the United Kingdom, ask them about their experiences and any problems they had. If you have general questions about the move, look for web forums and web sites that talk about the process. Also consider using the services of a professional who can help you deal with the transition to a new country.
- Pay very close attention to the paperwork
France has a large bureaucracy, with some complex paperwork and rules associated with common tasks like becoming a buying or renting a house. Buy a book that guides you through these processes or use one of the links below for more information.
- Look into social benefits
Even if you are only living and working in France for a short period, you may be eligible for some form of assistance from the French government. Again, check out the links below to see who qualifies.
Schepens have put together a France Resources page for the best info for moving to and living in France
Please also find below some useful links to help you further:
Why Use Schepens for Removals to France?
Over the past 100-years, Schepens has built a reputation as the most honest, reliable, cost-effective and efficient removals company in the business. There are many reasons why you should choose us including:
Years of experience handling removals to France
Our experienced movers have helped thousands of people move to France over the years. We understand the best routes to take, the best time to make the journey and where some valuable shortcuts are. Schepens have helped people move to virtually every city and town in France!
Shipping to France on a regular basis
We are shipping to France on a regular basis. Because we send such large quantities of cargo to the country, we can offer discounted rates for our clients.
Schepens run removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of France incuding:
Dordogne, Languedoc, Charente, Bordeaux, Limoges, Toulouse, Nice, Lyon, Brittany, The Alps, Perpignan, Montpellier, Normandy, Marseilles, Lille, Loire, Rouen, Nancy, Dijon, Nantes, Brest, Grenoble, Burgundy, Valance, Toulon, Provence and many more.
Experience dealing with French customs rules and regulations
Our move co-ordinators specialise in dealing with the logistics of French removals. They understand the intricacies of the French customs system and can help make your move hassle-free.
A family-run business that takes pride in its work
At Schepens, we take great pride in our family-run business and our stellar reputation. We are the best removals company in the United Kingdom and we aim to be the best removals service in the world!
The best customer service of ANY removals company in the United Kingdom
Schepens understand that the foundation for our success is excellent customer service. We will do whatever it takes to make moving to France a stress-free and simple experience for our customers.
A fleet of modern and clean specialised moving vehicles
Our removals vehicles are clean, modern and built for moving large volumes of cargo. They have air ride suspension to provide a very smooth journey for cargo, reducing the risk that fragile items will be damaged on their way to France. Our trucks also have an adjustable barring system which allows us to section off cargo and reduce the risk of movement drying the journey.
Provision of high-quality packing materials
Schepens can supply high-quality cardboard boxes for your possessions. We also use professional moving blankets, straps and other packing materials to reduce the risk damage to your valuable possessions during theme to France.
Dedicated move co-ordinators who work with clients every step of the way
We have a number of move co-ordinators who work closely with the client every step of the way. They will help the client choose the appropriate delivery date, mode of transport and then keep them informed of the progress of the move. The move co-ordinator is also available to answer any questions or concerns that the client may have.
FREE no-obligation quotes
We provide 100% free quotes for all clients interesting in moving to France and elsewhere in Europe.
Uniformed staff trained to British Association of Removers (BAR) standards
Schepens strictly adheres to BAR standards and movers are trained meet those standards. The standards are a code of practice that includes requirements that:
- High quality packing materials are used
- Vehicles and storage facilities are of a high quality
- Staff must be thoroughly trained, courteous and professional
- Well-establish emergency procedures must been place
- Insurance options must be available and contracts must be clearly worded