Moving to Carcassonne
Are you thinking of moving to Carcassonne? The city is situated in the Languedoc Rousillon region of France. It is famous for the Carcassonne Citadel and the ancient walled city, with its fairy tale collection of drawbridges, towers and cobbled streets. Much of the cities economy is based in tourism and the production of Languedoc-Roussillon wine. The area also manufactures shoes, rubber and textiles. Many expats relocate here to retire or to renovate properties to rent out as gites.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Carcassonne
Buying a property in Carcassonne is generally a straightforward and well-regulated process. It would be advisable to find an estate agent that can speak English; he will be able to arrange a notaire (French conveyancing lawyer). Unless your command of the French language is very good, it is worth paying to have all documents translated into English before proceeding with the sale. The villages around Carcassonne such as Trebes, which is just 10 minutes from Carcassonne are very popular with expats.
The following site has a selection of properties: Property Portal Carcassonne
Schools if moving to Carcassonne
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.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: School Portal France
Local Information if moving to Carcassonne
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: Tax and Bank information
Travel if moving to Carcassonne
Carcassonne has a good public transport system with trains on the main line from Toulouse. There are plenty of buses but these are mainly geared around the school timetables. Ryanair flies into Carcassonne’s airport, which is approximately 5.5km from the centre of town. It serves several UK cities, plus Cork, Dublin, Brussels and Porto.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Carcassonne
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. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. foreign-exchange
European Removals If Moving To Carcassonne
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