Moving to France
France offers an expat life that is culturally rich and intellectually engaging. France is a large country approximately the size of New South Wales, making it the largest country in Europe. The capital Paris is the largest city in Europe and yet only about 15% of the French population live in the greater Paris region. France, unlike Australia is a very de-centralised country with many major regional cities offering a high quality of life. These include Lyons, Marseille, Toulouse, Nice, Montpellier and Nantes.
France prides itself on offering significant cultural activities in the arts, eduction, history and cuisine. Despite recent the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, the country is generally very safe, with a low crime rate and a relatively affordable cost of living.
King & Wilsonâ€™s moving services to France range from full service home packing, shipping and relocation services through to smaller student or young professional sea or air services where the shipment size may only be only a dozen moving boxes of personal effects.
We have the people, processes and French agent network to make your move stress-free. Here's how it works:
On the scheduled moving day, we arrive at your home to carefully pack your belongings into specially designed international removal cartons. We also disassemble, wrap, itemise and prepare your furniture to export standards.
A detailed and descriptive customs export packing list is compiled and your packed belongings are loaded and secured into an appropriate shipping line container, transferred to our warehouse for weighing, security sealing and reporting. The container is then transported to the port and onto the vessel for international sailing.
Our experienced move coordinators will ensure all of your necessary shipping documentation is checked and in order to facilitate prompt customs clearance into your destination country. You will be provided with password protected access to our key date tracking system so you can monitor the progress of your shipment as well as a direct link to the shipping line container tracking and/or airline consignment tracing web pages.
We arrange customs clearance of your shipment, collection of the container from the destination port and the delivery of your belongings to your international residence - unpacking the cartons, re-assembling and placing all furniture items to your satisfaction and disposing of any packing debris and mess.
We pride ourselves on providing you with as much assistance as you need to make your move stress free. Should you require it, we can arrange:
- Storage of your belongings at either end of your move
- Support services including house cleaning or home rental search
- Visas and foreign exchange
France shipping experts
Every year King & Wilson helps thousands of households move internationally - many of whom are moving to France.
Together with our partners in France, we lead our industry in our commitment to quality and cost-efficiency and regularly benchmark our services against world standards.
We are active members of Australia's peak industry bodies (AIMA and AFRA) and amongst a select group of movers who have achieved FAIM accreditation from the FIDI, the peak international moving association.
This means that when you move with us, you can be sure that you are receive world standard service and support.
Faster transit times for shared shipments
To save costs, many shipping companies will hold your belongings at their warehouse until they are able to fill an entire shipping container bound for your destination. This means that you may wait weeks, or even months, for your belongings to depart Australia.
We are committed to shipping your belongings quickly and effeciently, and offer a transit time guarantee for all shared services to France. In the unlikely event that your belongings fail to arrive into your destination port within 4-8 weeks, we will refund your freight charges in full.
France moving resources
To help make your move to France a success, we are pleased to offer the following assistance:
- Supplementary services
- Moving planner
- Shipping & customs information
- Government resources
- Expatriate associations
To help our clients find their feet quickly, we offer additional services from France including home search, school search, furniture rental and more.
Request a quote or contact your moving consultant for more information.
Our comprehensive International Moving Planner provides a step-by-step guide to preparing yourself and your possessions for your move.
Frequently asked questions
Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.