About FranceOfficially known as the French Republic, France is a democratic republic that is run by a President and Prime Minister.
The capital city is Paris and the official language is French.
Average High Temperature
Living In FranceOne of the most common misconceptions about the French is that they don't speak English. In most cases this is incorrect; they know but would rather speak their native French. Knowing this, you should probably touch up your skills in their language to best mingle with the locals.
Most people starting out in France will rent as the transaction costs are quite high for buying property. Unless you're planning on staying there for quite some time (more than 5 years), renting is the way to go.
Healthcare In FranceFrance has a universal healthcare system and is generally regarded as one of the best systems in the world by the World Health Organization. It is a legal requirement to have health coverage, which means registering with the French State health system.
Health insurance for students is free until the age of 20.
Education In FranceEducation in France is compulsory and free from age 6 to 16 years old. Top students then can entry high school or a vocational school.
French public colleges are state funded, so the tuition fees are are generally very low.
Working In FranceWorking in France can be difficult as France has a a very high unemployment rate and will not give work to a foreigner if a citizen is qualified. Just like most EU countries as well, they'll prefer EU citizens ahead of you as well.
Moving Your Household Goods To France
Shipping Transit Options
Better for smaller shipments, air freight can be costly depending on how much you plan to move, but will take less time in transit. Great for a small box or two.
Perfect for larger shipments. Plan ahead though as you should expect a longer transit for your goods to make it over the sea & through customs.
Moving Company Packs
Gives you more time to attend to other moving tasks. Better insurance and more experienced packing, but comes at a high cost.
Self Packing (DIY)
Take your time packing your valuables. Know that your household goods are packed safely as you do it yourself. A huge money saver for many moving to Europe.
Shipment Size Options (For Self Packing)
50 - 80 Cubic Feet
PALLET SERVICES50 - 80 Cubic Foot Per Pallet
Perfect if you have several small boxes or small furniture. You may provide your own pallet or have us send you one. Discounts on multiple pallet bookings.
50 Cubic Feet
U-CRATE 5050 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate
Perfect if you have several small boxes or small furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Discounts on multiple U-CRATE bookings.
100 Cubic Feet
U-CRATE 100100 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate
Perfect if you have several small-medium sized boxes or small-medium sized furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Discounts on multiple U-CRATE bookings.
200 Cubic Feet
U-CRATE 200200 Cubic Foot Shipping Crate
Excellent choice for several medium-large size boxes and taller furniture. Comes with a durable cardboard cover for added protection. Terminal to door service.
1,000 - 2,000 Cubic Feet
SHIPPING CONTAINERS1,000 Cubic Feet (20FT Container)
2,000 Cubic Feet (40FT Container)
A must for large moves, self-load shipping containers offer the most space for your household goods..