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International Removals to France

France: An overview

Being only a short distance away across the Channel, France is one of our main destinations. It is Europe’s largest country with landscapes varying from the mountains of the Alps and the Pyrenees, to the beaches of the Mediterranean coast and the rolling farmland of the north and west. Famed for its cuisine and wines and with a rich historical and cultural heritage, France is the world’s number one tourist destination and its capital, Paris, is one of the world’s great cities. You can rest assured we will assist you at every stage from start to finish of your move to France, leaving you to enjoy everything this historic and fascinating country has to offer.

French Customs and quarantine regulations

France is a member of the European Union (EU). The UK’s future relationship with the EU has still to be decided, but currently there are few customs and import regulations that apply to moves from the UK. You can take your cat or dog to France so long as it has been been vaccinated against rabies within 21 days of moving and is at least three months old. Your Move Manager will oversee your move throughout and will guide you through France’s Customs and quarantine regulations as they apply to your individual circumstances.

What should I do with the things I can’t take?

Currently you can import any used household goods and personal effects into France provided VAT has been paid on them in the EU. Importing cars and motorcycles can be complicated, there are some items you may not be permitted to import into France, and there will probably be others you don’t need to take but would like to keep. The answer is to store them in our secure and well-maintained storage facilities, where you can access them at any time during working hours.

How long will it take to ship my possessions?

Moves to France are usually carried out door-to-door using a dedicated removals vehicle. How long the move will take is largely determined by where in France you are moving. Your Move Manager will supply a schedule covering the expected transit time for your particular move.

Why choose Taipan Express Movers?

We are specialists in international relocations, which means we have the knowledge and the solid experience needed to move your possessions safely to their destination without fuss. We offer a full international removals service and along with our tried and trusted partners we’ll support you throughout your move.


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