Moving to Avignon
Are you thinking of moving to Avignon. The ancient city with its restored mediaeval ramparts and Gothic architecture charms its visitors. Many who were just passing through have stayed for years, loving it’s warm climate and relaxed pace of life.
Avignon is the seat of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vaucluse, and has control of the docks and airport. Expats are likely to find employment in the tourist industry or in teaching English.
Local Information If you are thinking of moving to Avignon
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com
Property prices if moving to Avignon
Buying a property in Avignon is generally a straightforward and well-regulated. One point to remember is the process becomes legally binding very quickly, so it is wise not to sign anything in a rush.
Prices in Avignon are cheaper than in more northerly cities in France. The following site has a selection of homes for sale: http://en.immostreet.com/france/avignon-4848023
Schools if moving to Avignon
The majority of expats choose to educate their children at an international school, especially if they only plan to stay for a few years. This option eliminates any concerns surrounding the language barrier and children are able to follow the curriculum of an expat’s home country.
Expat parents are should interview the administration of their prospective school, as well as speaking with families who send their children to the school before they making a decision.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: http://www.expatica.com/fr
Travel if moving to Avignon
The walled city of Avignon is small enough to walk around or to use a bicycle. Vélopop is a self-service bicycle hire service run by the local bus company and an excellent way of getting around the city’s narrow streets.
There is an efficient bus service but expats should note that all bus stops are request stops, so you will need to flag the bus down and, once on board, ring the bell when you want the bus to stop.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Avignon
The official currency in France is the euro (€). One euro is divided into 100 cents. Most credit and debit cards are accepted in France and ATMs can easily be found across the country.
There is a good selection of local and international banks and opening a bank account is a simple and straightforward process.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing.
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