Weekly Moves To France From The UK


Edwards European Moving offers a weekly removals service between France and the UK for full loads, part loads or single items. Our highly trained and experienced team offer a professional door to door service to all regions of France. We utilise bi-lingual staff(French/English) both in the office and on the road who are available to assist you with translation services if required. With over 25 years of experience in moving families and businesses abroad, you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

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It goes without saying that one of the top decisions that you have to make when moving to France is figuring out what you are going to do with all of your belongings. After you sort everything out and you know what you need to be taking with you, the next step is choosing a moving company for removals to France to give you the best possible experience from start to finish. Seeing how you are only going to have one chance at getting it right, these are some helpful tips that you can use to plan out your move so that it will end up being as stress-free and as smooth as it can be.

Packing and Loading France

Edwards European Moving would like to give you some tips on utilising a professional service for removals.

If you are planning on doing packing on your own, you want to give yourself at two weeks prior to the move. You need to label all of your boxes with the contents and be sure that you sort out any of the items to be given away or sold. During this time, you also need to notify your bank of the change in your address and whether or not you know the bank that you will be transferring your account to. If you have children, this is also the time to notify the school of the last day that they will be attending school and also advise the new school of the intended start date. Read our article on Things to Consider when moving to France

Contact your service providers and let them know that you are going to be moving and when the shut off date should be. This will include water, electricity, gas, and any other services such as telephone and internet. If you happen to have dry cleaning that needs to be picked up, now is the time to do so. For families with children, you might also want to look into childcare help for the removal day so that the entire process is able to go nice and smooth.

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Put together an overnight bag that has all of your essential toiletries as well as a change of clothes. You can look at this as a survival kit that will have everything in it that you might need once your belongings are moved out of your home and you are travelling to your new property in France. This is also a great time to make sure that you move out all of the food items that you have in your freezer or refrigerator and either donate it or discard them accordingly.

When it comes to professional services for relocating to France, you are always going to get the best care and results when you work with Edwards European Moving.

We take the time to carefully pack, load and then transport all of your items from one location to another. Hiring the best is always going to be well worth the investment and we look forward to making your transition a smooth and memorable one.

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Moving To France EU Customs Requirements

If you are moving to France from the UK, you will now be required to pass customs when moving goods through Europe. You will now be required to show a number of documents and information to avoid getting charged import duty of your personal goods. You Will Need :

  • Certificate of non-resale
  • Inventory list with values in French
  • Inventory list with values in English
  • Copy of the passport
  • Certificate of change of residence by the French Consulate
  • Certificate of transfer done on a letterhead by the employer
  • Proof of residence in France
  • Completed Cerfa No 10070*01

Our co-ordinators and management closely monitor all legislation changes and will be able to advise on customs formalities.

At Edwards European Moving, we promise to be a part of your moving journey, no matter which side of the EU you go to. Give us a call at 01953 718239 to get aquotation for your packing and moving services today.

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Part Load to France

We offer a part load service to and from all French destinations, an ideal service for clients with smaller consignments or larger consignments with flexible delivery dates.

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This service is often the most cost-effective method for moving to France as you share the space on our vehicle with other clients shipments. The running costs of the vehicle are then shared by all.

All shipments are individually inventoried and all goods individually numbered ensuring all personal effects are delivered to the correct client’s property. This is a full door to door service with unpacking if required.

Dedicated Vehicle to France

Our dedicated service provides you with the sole use of 1 of our vehicles and allows you to choose your collection and delivery dates, this is also a full to the door direct service with unpacking if required.

Delivery from the UK to France can be as quick as 1 day depending on collection point in the UK and delivery point in France and volume of Furniture.

The only restrictions on this service are public holidays in Europe where LGV vehicles are often restricted between certain hours and tachograph hours which limits drivers hours for safety. Our European department will provide you with a full relocation plan including expected transit times upon quotation.

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When you are looking to move your family and all of your belongings to a new home in France, it is going to be a very exciting experience for sure.

Popular Destinations For British Expats in France

  • Aix-en-Provence, Amiens, Angers, Argeles sur mer, Argenteuil, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Brest,Brittany, Caen, Canet Plage, Carcassonne, Clermont-Ferrand,
  • Dijon, Dordogne, Grenoble, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Montreuil, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Nîmes, Orléans,
  •  Paris, Perpignan, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Saint-denis, Saint-étienne, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse Tours, Villenueve Sur lot, Villeurbanne
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Just a few of the services that you may want to discuss with us:

  • Packing of your belongings using quality packing materials
  • Storage and Car transportation options
  • Transit protection insurance
  • Record keeping of all of your belongings
  • Special consideration taken, outside elevators, difficult access to property, fragile items, pets and more.

Ask For A Moving Quotation

n order to get a price that you can work with, think about asking for a Removal Quotation before the move. During this time, Edwards European can explain the whole moving process and all of the services that we offer so that we can both prepare for your move but also plan for the little things along the way.

No matter what, you need to be sure that we will meet your needs and that you fully understand what to expect during and after the moving process.

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Know Your Storage Options

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If you are going to need somewhere to store your belongings before, during or even after the relocation, Edwards European moving will be able to help.

All you have to do is ask about the available storage facilities to give you a safe and secure location to keep your items until you are able to retrieve them. No matter what, this and other services offered including comprehensive insurance are geared at making the customers life and moving process a whole lot easier.

Interesting Facts About France For UK Expats

Has the mouth-watering cuisine, varied landscape and generally relaxed way of life in France won you over? Use the tips below to make the often daunting move to a new country easier to handle.


France, the largest country in the EU, is located just across the English Chanel. The fact that it is closer to the Mediterranean Sea means that it experiences warmer weather throughout the year as compared to most parts of the UK.

This makes it a great place for UK citizens to relocate to, be it for retirement purposes of any other reasons, as they remain just a stone’s throw away from their motherland. If you chose to live in the French Alps, then you will only be a short distance away from similarly alluring Italy.

French Culture

Even with the close proximity of these two countries, their cultural differences could not be more pronounced. The French prefer a much slower pace in life, with an emphasis on age-old customs. The French have a particularly different work, shopping, dating and even dining culture from what you might have been used to in the UK.

Greetings usually vary depending on the time of day, while businesses usually remain closed during major holidays and festivals in addition to Sundays in most parts of the country.


The French love fresh and healthy food. It goes without saying that French cuisine is known the world over for its varied and tasty nature. Regardless of where you plan to settle down, you are bound to find a local variety of the most popular dining options in the country including wines, cheeses, bread, vegetables and meats.

Most of the land is devoted to farming. The produce is usually sold to residents during weekly markets held in all towns around the country.


Once you make the move to France, you can either rent or buy a house. Rental prices in most major cities tend to be relatively higher than in rural towns. Paris and London’s rental prices are more or less at the same level.

However, property prices in the country are lower than those in the UK on average, due to lower property taxes.


As soon as you set foot in France, you will need to register with the local tax office if you plan on living and working there for a period of more than 182 days. You must make a tax return by 31st May each year, failure to which you will be liable to pay a 10 percent fine; based on your tax liability.

Although the tax return form is supposed to be sent to you, you might have to get it yourself from the local tax office the first time around.

Transportation Infrastructure

In major French cities, you can get around using public means, including trams, the metro, buses and train networks (these link most parts of the country). You can also hire a moped or bicycle from one of the many bike stations around major cities. Driving is the most common mode of transportation in the countryside, where well-maintained roads are available.

Whether you are relocating your family or it is just you that is in for a move, professional removals from UK to France by Edwards European Moving will be exactly what you need. There can be some major things to take into consideration, so the right team of experienced professionals can really go a long way to making your life easier and stress free during the moving process. In the end, you are going to be glad that you took the time to find just the right company to take care of all of your relocation needs.

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