Living in France

Every year, thousands of Brits emigrate to France. Located in close proximity to the UK and only a quick trip over the Channel, France has always been a popular removal destination, but before you prepare for your removal to France, it is a good plan to know more about the country you'll be moving to. 

Known for its food and rich culture and history, there is something for everyone, so whether you are moving to France with your family, for work, for travel, or other reasons, you will settle into your new life in France with ease.

Situated in western Europe, it has a climate enviable to most. Its summers offer beautiful, hot beaches, stunning plains, hills, mountains and rustic resorts with promenades to explore, and its winters transform the landscapes into snowy mountain escapes and the winter resorts come alive.

France is a major economic and cultural influence in Europe and, of course, the world. It is regarded as one of the most developed countries, with the fifth largest economy in the world and the population enjoys a very high standard of living. Not to mention it has one of the world's highest life expectancies, and boasts an excellent health care system and high education levels. 

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Information and tips for living in and moving to France

Whilst moving to France is still relatively straightforward post Brexit, we are still finding our feet. Please call us for the very latest advice and guidance.

As you probably know, French is the official language of France. New residents are encouraged to at least learn some basic French or brush up on their knowledge before arriving, to ease the transition and help meet new people.

The French public health care system is one of the best in the world, so find out if you are entitled to health cover under the public system before paying for a private insurance.

Living costs in France will depend on your chosen city and region of the country. If you are moving to Paris or the Riviera, costs can be much higher than in much of the UK, while the north is relatively inexpensive.

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Interesting Facts about France

  • 85% of the French population live in urban areas
  • French was the official language of England between the 11th and 15th centuries
  • There are over 1,000 different types of cheese made in France
  • The world’s first artificial heart transplant and face transplant both took place in France
  • The French invented the metric system in 1793
  • The 'French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizen' from 1789 is the world's first universal declaration applying to human rights
  • The Alsace region of France has belonged to both Germany and France over the years, and the local dialect is closely related to Swiss German

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