Relocating to France & Selecting A Removals Company
Are you thinking of relocating to France? Relocation to France is often seen as a dream: culture, climate, food and a higher quality of life. From bustling Paris to the French Riviera, France offers a diversity of lifestyles, which can appeal to retirees, students, people with young families and everyone in between.
Although English is widely spoken across France, it would be wise for anyone relocating to have some degree of proficiency in spoken French, even a simple ‘Bonjour’ or ‘Parlez-vous Anglais’ will be helpful. France claims to be the fifth largest economy in the world, with expats accounting for 20 percent of the workforce in Paris. Expats are often attracted to the French work place, which offers a 35-hour working week, plenty of holiday allowance and early retirement packages.
Property prices if you are thinking of relocating to France
Buying a property in France is generally a straightforward and well-regulated process. Prices will depend very much on which area you choose. The larger cities will be much more expensive than more rural locations.
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.frenchpropertylinks.com/
Schools if relocating 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/fr
Local Information if relocating to France
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/france/banking-money-and-taxes-in-france
Travel if relocating to France
France has one of the most advanced road and rail networks in the world, France has some of the fastest high-speed trains in Europe, making travelling between regions easy and enjoyable. Most of Frances cities have tramlines, which makes short journeys quick and efficient.
Currency Conversion If relocating 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 city.
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 an 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/
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