Moving to France
Are you thinking of moving to France? The café lifestyle is certainly very appealing and many expats have harboured a dream of moving to France. However, the country has a very strong culture and many expats report struggling when they first arrive with language reported as being the most difficult barrier. On a positive note, most locals can speak a reasonable degree of English.
The majority of people who decide to move can enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace of life. The cost of living in France is relatively high, especially in the larger cities. Salaries in France can only be described as average and much less than the financial packages given to people who make the move to the Middle East or Asia.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to France
Buying a property in France is generally a straightforward and well-regulated process. One point to remember is the process becomes legally binding very quickly so it is wise not sign anything in a rush. The following site will give you advice on purchasing a property and has a selection of homes for sale: http://www.aplaceinthesun.com/france.aspx
Schools if moving to France
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: http://www.expatica.com
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
The advanced rail network has some of the fastest high-speed trains in the world, making traveling across the country very efficient. Most cities have a tram system making getting around easy and fast.
Most expats will have driven in France on their holidays so will know what to expect before they make the move. All expats who are EU citizens can drive in France using their national driving license and since March 2013, all drivers must carry a breathalyser in their vehicles.
Currency Conversion If Moving To France
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 straight forward 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. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
European Removals If Moving To France
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