Moving to Lille Nord Pas de Calais, France
Are you thinking of moving to Lille? Lille is situated in northern France in French Flanders, near France’s border with Belgium. The Lille economy is based on industry, although it now also has a strong commercial base. The city has fabulous architecture; you will be entranced by the wide array of buildings from different periods of Lille’s past. In the main square you are welcomed by a real clash of history. Flamboyant Gothic sits next to the Flemish Renaissance – with subtle reminders of the city’s relationship with the Dutch weaved throughout the streets.
Local Information When Moving to Lille
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: Expats.com
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Lille
Buying a property in Lille 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. The following areas are considered to be good if you have a family and want to live in Lille: Vieux Lille, Marcq en Bareoul, Wasquehal or Villeneuve D’Ascq .The following site has a selection of homes for sale: Bluehomes.com
Schools if moving to Lille
Finding the right school is one of the top priorities for any expat moving to Lille with children. A big question for most parents will be which language they want their child to be taught in. Should the school you choose be bilingual, multi-lingual, or just plain French speaking? Much of what is on offer will depend on your circumstances and how much is in your budget for education. The majority of expats usually 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: International Schools in France
Travel if moving to Lille
Getting around Lille is easy with its extensive public transport system. The city has buses, two tramways going to Roubaix and Tourcoing and giving access to the designer shopping outlets of MacArthur Glen or L’Usine factory shops. The Val metro is a driverless train and the only one of its kind in the world. It has two lines that link Lille and Villeneuve d’Ascq and Lomme to Roubaix and Tourcoing. Drivers will find the roads are easy to navigate and well sign-posted. However, it is worth remembering there is no free parking in the city.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Lille
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.
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. White & Company – foreign-exchange partner
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