Moving & Removals

Are you dreaming about a life filled with exquisite cuisine, rich history, and high-quality lifestyle? If so, a move to France might be in your future. As a leading removals company in London, South London Movers has the expertise and resources to help make your relocation to France a smooth and stress-free process. But before you start packing your bags, let’s take a moment to dive into what you should expect from your move. 


Why Move to France?

France has long been a popular destination for retirees, professionals, families, and solo adventurers alike. The allure is no secret: France’s picturesque landscapes, from the lavender fields of Provence to the snow-capped Alps and the sunny beaches of the French Riviera, make it incredibly desirable. Then there’s the rich cultural heritage, the arts and fashion scene, world-renowned gastronomy, and the allure of living among historical landmarks that are centuries old. Not to mention, France boasts a robust economy, a world-class healthcare system, and a strong education system, making it an excellent place to grow a career or raise a family. 


Understanding the Moving Process

An international move can be an intricate operation. It’s more than just packing up and hopping onto a plane. You’ll need to think about logistics like international shipping, customs clearance, local transportation, and even finding a new home in France. It might seem overwhelming, but with an experienced removal company like London Movers at your side, it doesn’t have to be. Our team is dedicated to making every step of your move as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We handle all the logistics so you can focus on the exciting journey ahead. 


Choosing the Right Moving Company

Your choice of moving company can significantly influence your moving experience. It’s crucial to select a company that not only offers comprehensive services but also has a proven track record in international removals. When scouting for a mover, look for features like positive customer reviews, a strong reputation, and years of experience in the field. South London Movers ticks all these boxes and more. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, our dedication to customer satisfaction, and our years of expertise in handling international removals. You can trust us to make your move a pleasant experience from start to finish. 


Packing Tips for an International Move

Packing for an international move can seem like a daunting task, but with a little planning, it can be manageable and stress-free. At South London Movers, we handle all of the packing for our clients (if opted for). If you decide to pack the boxes yourself, here are some general tips to help you:

  1. Declutter Before You Pack: Use the opportunity to purge items that you no longer use or need. This will save you time and reduce the weight of your shipment, potentially saving you money.
  2. Categorize Your Belongings: Sort your belongings by room, function, or family member. This will help you stay organized during the packing process and make unpacking in your new home in France easier.
  3. Use Quality Packing Materials: Invest in sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and strong packing tape to protect your items during transit.
  4. Label Everything: Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to in your new home. This will make unpacking and setting up your new home much more efficient.
  5. Pack a First Night Box: This box should include everything you’ll need for the first day and night in your new home, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, essential electronics and chargers, and some snacks.
  6. Know the Customs Restrictions: Make sure you’re aware of any restrictions on items you can bring into France. Some items may require special packing or documentation, or may be prohibited altogether.


Understanding Customs Regulations

When moving to a different country, understanding customs regulations is crucial. Every country, including France, has its own set of rules regarding what items can be brought in. These regulations affect everything from household items to pets and vehicles. Trying to navigate these rules can be challenging, but with South London Movers, you don’t have to. We have a deep understanding of customs regulations and processes. Our team handles all the necessary paperwork, liaises with the relevant authorities, and ensures your belongings clear customs without any issues. With us, you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are in capable hands. 


Adjusting to Life in France

Once you’ve made the move, adjusting to life in France is the next step. Despite any cultural differences you might encounter, embracing the local customs and lifestyle can make your transition smoother and more enjoyable. Start by learning some basic French phrases. Engage with the local community, try new foods, explore the sights and sounds of your new town. You’ll find that the French are proud of their culture and will appreciate your efforts to adapt. And remember, relocating to a new country is an adventure. Take it one day at a time, and before you know it, you’ll be calling France home. 



Relocating to a new country is a big step, but it’s also a thrilling journey. With the right support and planning, moving to France can be an exciting and positive experience. 

At South London Movers, we are dedicated to providing you with that support every step of the way. With our comprehensive range of services, our team of professionals, and our commitment to customer satisfaction, we make your relocation to France as stress-free as possible. So why wait? Contact us today and take the first step towards your dream of living in France.