Are you looking for a removal service to, from or within France? We have multiple vehicles travelling through France on a weekly basis.
From Paris to Perpignan, London to Lyon or Marseille to Madrid; let Matthew James take the stress out of your move…
We can move a single item whether a Grand-piano, picture or a TV as part of our European transit service, this provides a cost effective solution to transport that extra item you want overseas. We offer this service based on a door to door service with weekly departures throughout Europe. This service can be used in many ways from replacing the bed in your holiday home to delivering the Christmas presents in time for Christmas!
A part load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from France. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
Let us answer your questions for your move to France from the UK
Reasons to relocate to France with Matthew James…
- Range of tailored services
- Storage facilities in Paris and Cannes. Consolidation depots in the UK and Spain.
- Weekly moving services
- Dedicated team of professionals
- Door-to-door care
- Years of local knowledge
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Bilingual staff
Weekly Services to France
At Matthew James Removals we offer weekly services to, from and within France, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to France and throughout Europe.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Our facilities in the UK, France & Spain
All of our depots in the UK, France and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our UK and Spanish depots for onwards transport to France.
Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.
The fact that France is the UK’s closest continental neighbour is a major reason why so many Brits have made it their permanent home. As house prices continue to rise in the UK, properties on the other side of the channel have become relatively more affordable. This, coupled with increasingly inexpensive airline flights, means it has never been easier to move to France. More Brits are even choosing to relocate to France and then commuting back to the UK for work. Although many French people have some degree of proficiency in English it is still one of the biggest barriers expats face. It is strongly recommended that you learn some French, especially if you intend to work in France.
British citizens do not need a visa to permanently move to France. However, anyone living or travelling in France must be able to prove their identity using a valid passport, a photo driving licence or other documentation provided by a government body. You will also need to register with your local CPAM in order to obtain a social security card for health care, called a “Carte Vitale”.
Britain has a double taxation agreement with France to make sure people do not pay tax in both countries on the same income. In France you should expect to pay income tax, residential tax (similar to council tax), as well as homeowners tax. Taxation is a complex issue in France and it is strongly recommended that you seek professional advice. You will also continue to receive your UK state pension providing you inform the DWP before your move. Further details can be found on the Gov.UK website.
France boasts an extensive network of roads and railways, and has many airports of which Charles de Gaulle and Orly are the main two. Travel to and from the UK is also quick and easy with the high-speed Eurostar train service or the many ferry crossings dotted around the south coast, Dover to Calais being the most popular. You will need to register your vehicle with French authorities if you plan on spending longer than six months of the year in France with your UK-registered car. Further information can be found on the official French administration website.