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Removals to France

Moving to France With Ark Relocation

ARK Relocation Provide a Weekly French Removals Service for Full or Part Load House or Office Removals.

Our vehicles are regularly completing removals in all popular destinations in France including Paris, Poitiers, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marsaille, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpelier, Narbonne, Carcassonne.


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Included in our European Relocation Services;

  • Free home consultation to survey the goods that you plan to take with you
  • Free written quotation and further guidance to help you plan your move.
  • Wrap and pack your all your items prior to moving
  • Transport your goods to your new residence and unload and fully unpack
  • Dispose of used packing materials


Moving from France to the UK

Moving from France to the UK is not a problem either as our vehicles are often empty in France. we can therefore offer a cost-effective solution for your removal to the UK as a return load.

If you are planning to move to France, Ark Relocation have over 30 years experience in European and International removals, you can rest assured your household effects are in the hands of professionals.

Dedicated European Move Manager

Our professional move managers have in depth knowledge of relocating clients to France and will oversee all elements of your move to France or from France to the UK from start to finish.

Part Load Removals France

We operate a regular part load or small removals to France service which is often the most cost effective method of transporting items to France. This is a groupage service where we consolidate several clients who are moving to France in 1 vehicle load. Using this service you only pay for the space your items take in the vehicle.

Dedicated Removal Service

For larger moves or time sensitive removals to France, our dedicated vehicle service is the best solution. Client’s opting for our dedicated vehicle service have the sole use of our removals vehicle(s) from start to finish.

Packing For Your French Removal

Our highly trained crews will individually wrap all items using environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials. Our removal crew will prepare a fully itemised inventory for the onward movement of your household effects to France or storage if this service is required prior to shipment or in France.

Car Transportion

Our removal vehicles are fully equipped for the transport of cars to France, we can also place items inside the car to save costs on the space you take inside our removal vehicle. Our service has an advantage over traditional car transporters as your vehicle will not be exposed to the elements or potential tampering. We can also relocate small boats, jet ski’s and motorbikes to France. 

Why Choose Ark Relocation For Your French Removal


  1. We have weekly departures between the UK and France.

  2. Full or part load removal Services

  3. Dedicated Move Co-ordinator

  4. Members of the A.I.M, NGRS

  5. Collection and delivery from all regions of the UK & France

  6. Free estimates and tailor made relocation solutions

  7. Our Drivers have a minimum of 10 years experience in European removals

Moving To France Tips For UK Citizens

british-expats-moving-to-franceSome say that moving to France is only for the open-minded and positive. This may stem from the perception that the French are typically distant or closed with strangers, and people who find it difficult to meet new people and make friends with those of a different culture will understandably come across social obstacles. But don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm as there is a significant expat community already settled in France who are more than happy to welcome newcomers and offer them support and friendship while settling in a new country.

When moving to France there are many important things to take into account, but over and above the normal relocation difficulties and financial considerations, it is a great opportunity that will prove to be a memorable and enriching experience for all involved. The culture in France is varied, the language is charming, the food is incredible, and the country is beautiful. Here are a few moving to France tips to help make your move easier.


French is the language of France and the French take great pride in their language. Expats often tend to forget this and assume that everyone should speak English. It will pay huge dividends to endeavour to gain at least a very basic knowledge of the language and try to use it as much as possible. People always appreciate it when you make an effort, regardless of how poor your language skills are and the French are no different. Trying to master the basics of the language will also benefit mutual understanding and make moving abroad much easier.

Tradition and Culture

Some things are done differently in France than the rest of Europe and the French tend to be much more formal in their everyday dealings with each other. People are expected to greet each other with a light kiss on both cheeks, shake hands, and say “bonjour” and “au revoir” when entering and leaving a room, a shop, or an office. Failure to do so is considered to be quite rude.
Understanding traditional family customs can make a huge difference to how you are received by the French. It is common for French families to get together on Sundays for a big meal and most places are closed on Sundays. Special occasions like weddings, communions, christenings, and funerals are important occasions that often turn into big events with activities, amusements, and dancing taking place until very late at night. It is considered to be courteous and polite to bring a gift such as flowers, wine or chocolates to a dinner party or any gathering you are invited to in order to express your gratitude.


Bureaucracy is a word that sends chills up the spine of most expats. However, bureaucratic formalities are an essential part of moving to a foreign country, and when it comes to French bureaucracy you have to be prepared to go the extra mile to conform with all requirements. A top tip is to do your research and come prepared with multiple copies of all documents and forms and to be patient and persistent.

Removal Companies

Make sure the removal company you choose is properly insured and that you have all documentation, receipts, and confirmations of delivery dates in writing. Many areas in France have very narrow and winding lanes and it would pay to find out whether a large removal lorry will be able to travel down narrow streets and fit in driveways. Keep in mind that many shops, businesses, and banks are closed on the weekends as well as on Mondays in France, so avoid moving on one of those days it is easier to take care of unforeseen problems when utility companies, banks, and shops are open for business.


The currency used in France is the Euro, so make sure that you are well acquainted with the exchange rate and how to count in French so that you know how much to pay and how much you are asked to pay in French.


The climate in France is generally mild in summer and cold in winter with bouts of snow in some areas. Hot summers and milder winters are experienced at the French Riviera along the Mediterranean Coast and in the south-west of France. A cold, dry, strong wind known as the Mistral occasionally blows along the Rhône Valley.

France is an attractive location for UK citizens to relocate to taking into consideration the rich culture, sunnier climate, beautiful landscapes, and the easy proximity to England and hopefully these moving to France tips will help make the move easier.

Our Promise to you.

Whether you are relocating your complete household effects or just a few items, we will safely get it there.

WEEKLY FRENCH REMOVALS SERVICE TO: Paris, Poitiers, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marsaille, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpelier, Narbonne, Carcassonne

Call now on 01908 311 001

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Removals to France 12th January 2016

Contact Details

ARK Relocation
Unit B
11 Bilton Road
Denbigh East, Bletchley
Milton Keynes,

Tel: 01908 311001
Fax: 01908 311 006

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