Removals to France
Removals to, offer a complete relocation service to France. Your call will be taken by a highly experienced relocation co-ordinator who will assist you in achieving the best possible method, price and service level for the relocation of your personal effects to France. Your co-ordinator will take care of every aspect of your relocation from door-to-door and will remain in constant contact to give you up-to-date status report’s and advice until you are happily settled in your new home abroad.
Living in France
An estimated 150,000 British people have made France their permanent home. maybe its more to do with the warm climate, the incredible scenery, the Atlantic beaches, the warm waters of the Mediterranean coast, the skiing and hiking in the Alps and the Pyrenees, and the famously fantastic cuisine.
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Weekly Removals To France
Our services include weekly removals to France from the UK and our vehicles service all regions of France and the UK and Ireland. We do not sub contract our French removal services and can accomodate any size removal from 1 box, 1 bike or motorcycle, cars or a complete household. Our vehicles are on scheduled departure dates so you will never have to wait too long for your delivery in France. We operate 7 tailor made road trains between France and the UK and also operate from our storage facility in Northern France.
Part Load Removals To France
As we are long established in the French removal market we are lucky enough to have a steady volume of removals to and from the UK and France, Therefore we do not have to wait to consolidate loads. This enables us to be able to offer a scheduled part load removal service to France. Our staff will be able to inform you well in advance of available collection and delivery dates for the relocation of your personal effects.
Our excess baggage service is ideal if you would like to send just 1 or a couple of boxes to France in a hurry, or maybe a bicycle or set of ski’s. For bigger consignments our part load service via road is the perfect solution. If you are ordering beds, sofa’s or furniture from a UK store, why not have them delivered to our warehouse where will inspect them for damage upon delivery and then re-wrap and carefully load onto our next departing vehicle for France. We can also collect on your behalf if required.
Difficult access to your property
We can assist with difficult access in France by utilising our network of French removals companies who can offer manpower and small vehicles for trans-shipment if required.
Our vehicles also have demountable bodies which enable our crews to replace the body on the front half of the vehicle with the body on the trailer. Therefore if you personal effects have been loaded into the trailer body and you have tight access, we simply swap the bodies over and attemp the delivery in the front half of the truck. Other removal companies operating road trains to Europe without swap bodies cannot always garauntee placing your effects in the front half and therefore would have to transship your effects by hand to the front.
Moving your effects abroad
The movement of your effects as an EU Citizen is unrestricted by customs clearance or procedures upon entering France. The only required document for your effects when moving to France is the inventory which will be completed on collection of your effects.
For people out of the EU A valid passport is required of all foreign nationals entering France . No visa is needed for international visitors staying less than 90 days, unless you are a student planning to study in France. For longer stays, you must apply for a temporary-stay visa, long-term visa or residence card. Visitors must have ready for presentation at the border documentary evidence of the purpose of the visit, means of support for the duration of the stay and accommodation arrangements.
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National holidays in France
|January 1||New Year’s Day ( Jour de l’An )|
|Moveable||Easter ( Pâques ) Sunday, date varies|
|Moveable||Easter Monday ( Lundi de Pâques ) Monday after Easter|
|May 1||Labour Day ( Fête du Travail )|
|May 8||V-E Day ( Victoire 1945 )|
|Moveable||Ascension Day ( Ascension ) Thursday, 40 days after Easter|
|Moveable||Pentecost ( Pentecôte ) Seventh Sunday after Easter|
|Moveable||Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte) Monday after Pentecost|
|July 14||Bastille Day ( Fête Nationale )|
|August 15||Assumption of Mary ( Assomption )|
|November 1||All Saints Day ( Toussaint )|
|November 11||Armistice Day/Remembrance Day ( Armistice 1918 )|
|December 25||Christmas Day ( Noël )|
Restrictions on the movement of large lorries are often implemented in France on these days, as well as Sundays.
France has long been one of the European Giants and enjoys a heartily location in Europe. It shares its borders with Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Belgium and also enjoys an extensive coastline at the Atlantic Ocean border to its west, and Mediterranean Sea coastline to the south east. Economically, France is an outstanding giant ranking as Europe’s 2nd and the world’s 5th largest economy by nominal GDP.
The unique art, architecture, fashion, cuisine, religion and social lifestyle are eminent epitomes of French culture. Superb artwork, architecture-work, monuments, towers and museum collections can be found throughout France. The French religion is unanimously regarded as secular, keeping the society free from religious discrimination. The Protestants, the Roman Catholics, the Buddhists and other renowned religions all enjoy the freedom alike, as there is no preferred religion by the society or the state.
The French cuisine is highly varied and France is one of the renowned international food destinations. To that effect, the restaurants in France provide the best quality dishes and the finest wines regarded as the trademark of French cuisine.
Tourist Destination Sites
Ranking atop as the most preferred tourist destination country in the entire world, France is one of the few countries that is well endowed with fantastic sceneries and serene climate. 37 sites of its tourist attraction sites have actually made their way through to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List with Palace of Versailles, French Riviera and Châteaux of the Loire Valley top on the list.
The year 2011 saw the tourists’ figure rise to 79.5 million foreign tourists making it the most preferred tourist destination of the year.
A vast array of theme parks such as Disneyland Paris and Puy du Fou, Seaside resorts, beaches and Ski resorts bestows a true feel of natural beauty and tranquility, and gives the very best of every tour to France.
Being the highest peak in Europe, the Alps Mountains in France creates a very favorable environment for mountain climbing and skiing. The extensive coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea border also hosts a wide range of coastal sports.
France is also well known in bike racing and hosts the Grand Tour: Tour de France competition, which is a prestigious world-class cycling race. Other reputable sports in France are Rugby, football, Judo, Basketball and car racing which all enjoy remarkable interest from sports fanatics.
France lies 48o N making it a country with a very serene climate. Its summers and winters are all held at a mild level by its latitude and average altitude. The maritime and Mediterranean climates also play a great role in checking the summer and winter extremes.
Not only does France act as a major tourist destination country, but it also provides worthy and rewarding investment opportunities. The state allows about 200,000 legal immigrants every year and also welcomes foreign investment more readily. In 2008, it was remarkably ranked the 3rd largest recipient of direct foreign investment behind Luxembourg and USA.
While so much can be said about France, only a visit can really give the true insight of the country regardless of whether one wants to enjoy holidays in style or seeking a place to invest or reside.