If you’re planning to move across the Channel to France, you might be feeling a great sense of anticipation and excitement. However, let’s face it, making the transition to a new life abroad can be tricky, so it’s important you plan the details carefully.
As long as you’re organised in your approach, you can minimise any stress and starting your adventure to pastures new should be a straightforward process. For example, arranging reliable and good value furniture removals to France is crucial.
You’re not alone
One thing’s for sure, you’re not alone in relocating to France. Lots of Brits are opting to swap Blighty for our neighbour’s scenic and culturally rich shores. This is no great surprise. After all, as well as enjoying a better climate, the nation is only a short journey away from home, meaning expats can return to see friends and relatives within a few short hours.
According to new research from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, Britons for the first time make up the highest number of foreigners in the south-west of France. It revealed there are now around 16,000 Brits in Aquitaine, and this could be doubled if the neighbouring areas of Gers, Charente and Charente Maritime are taken into account.
Many of the new wave of immigrants are younger families who are keen to work in France and to forge strong roots in their new communities.
Commenting on the findings, chief executive of Leggett Immobilier Trevor Leggett said: “I’m not surprised by the findings – our agents in south-west France have seen sales rise by around a third over the last couple of years and many of these have been to young families who are moving to France to escape the rat race and to see their children grow up in a safe, sunny and peaceful environment.”
He added: “Schooling and integration into the community are a big positive to come out of the findings, The Sud Ouest ran a case study of an expat who runs a Franco British club, teaches English in the local schools and is also involved in local life with the Lions Club.”
How we can help
Here at European Removal Experts we understand the appeal of this beautiful country and offer specialist removal services from the UK to France. We’re committed to providing superb value for money, which may be welcome news. After all, you might have a lot of expenses to contend with during this frenetic period, so the last thing you want is to pay over the odds for your removals to France.
We are flexible in our approach and can offer part loads or full loads, depending on your requirements.
Find out more
So, if you’d like to find out more about our European removals, just take a look around the rest of our website or get in touch with our friendly and professional team by phone or email. With our help, getting over to your destination should be that bit easier and less stressful.