Useful Contacts

Events

The "PROVEMPLOI" show takes place at Espace Champerret, Paris on 15th October 2013 and includes "Finding a job", "Discover the regions", "Get some help to move", and "Launch your business". France is the first destination in the world, with more than 80 million tourists every year. The country is also famous for its wonderful lifestyle, its villages, its markets and its stunning landscapes. If you’re interested in moving to France you’re very welcome to PROVEMPLOI Exhibition in Paris – on October 15th! You’ll discover all the regions and meet hundreds of professionals, all eager to help you find your spot in France. Let us help you live your dream!
www.provemploi.fr/move-to-france-regions-and-opportunities-a-dedicated-program-on-provemploi/

Telecommunications

UK Telecom the one stop shop for expats with telecom needs. Blazing fast broadband, Satellite broadband, line installation, call packages including unlimited, pay as you go, a world phone which allows you to pick up landline calls from anywhere in the world and much, much more including UK TV! Prices are competitive & our services come with free technical assistance via our French Free-phone number. Call us now on 0805 631 632 to hear our latest offers.
www.uktelecom.net

Sky In France Sky TV and Freesat supplied and installed throughout France.
www.skyinfrance.co.uk

LeFrenchMobile The only prepaid service for English speakers in France for a short stay (less than a year). Benefit from a pay-as-you-go SIM card with NO commitment, a service entirely in English (voicemail, customer service, website), one cheap flat rate to call France, UK, all Europe, USA, Canada & Australia, 50% discount on calls to other LeFrenchMobile users. Purchase and top up online. Mobile and dongle packs are also available.
www.lefrenchmobile.com

Artist / Illustrator

English artist Perry Taylor now lives in the Hautes-Pyrénées and the South West of France provides the muse for his humorous ink drawings on a cornucopia of subjects ranging from animals and French village life and traditions to sports and French cuisine. Enjoy Perry’s website where you can order prints, cards, posters, limited editions and T-shirts and where you can also find details of his forthcoming exhibitions. Having art directed for brands such as Nissan, Bacardi-Martini, House of Fraser, General Motors and Malaysia Airlines Perry is also available for corporate commissions. Here at French Property Centre we are big fans of Perry’s work and he has illustrated our Driving in France page.
www.perrytaylor.fr/en/

Pre-purchase surveys

Ian Morris FRICS is a fully qualified and bilingual Chartered Building Surveyor, based in France, undertaking UK-style pre-purchase surveys for English-speaking buyers across the southern half of the country. Get an instant report by phone, and a written report by e-mail and by post. "Fixed fee" quotations quoted in advance, without obligation or commitment.
www.french-surveys.com Tel: 0033 467 894 346

James Latter, c.n.e.i. is a bilingual surveyor and French-registered expert, a membre-agréé of La Compagnie Nationale des Experts Immobiliers. With over 15 years’ experience of French building practices, planning regulations and property valuations (banks, courts/divorce etc.), he will undertake pre-purchase surveys in the North and West of France, Paris and Burgundy.
www.french-property-surveys.com Tel: 0033 (0)231.90.17.70

Insurance Services

French Insurance in English. What price peace of mind? We will protect you and your new French home against the sort of mishaps that befall someone just like you every day – yes even in France! We are your English speaking one-stop-shop for all your insurance needs - whether it’s for your house, car, health, business, travel, pensions or life insurance. But we are more than ‘just’ an English speaker on the end of the phone and a shoulder to lean on in an emergency. Did you know for example that a normal insurance rebuild in France uses modern building materials? We will insist on identical materials and replace ‘like with like’ thereby preserving the character and charm of your home. And did you know that you can’t pick up the keys to your new French home unless insurance is in place? So why not contact us now and make an informed choice rather than a rushed last-minute decision!
www.insurance.fr Tel: 00 33 562 292 000

English Speaking Notaire Advisor

English Notaire Advisor (Rachel Bonnet) Did you know that you can appoint your own notaire and that you won’t pay a penny more in notaire’s fees? They are split between the vendor’s notaire and your own. So why not let the English Notaire Advisor guide you?
perfidealbion.com Tel: 0033 982 467 735

English solicitors specialising in French property

Cordiez Solicitors: Dual-qualified Franco-British solicitor specialising in all aspects of French property law including French succession and inheritance matters.
http://solicitor.fr/ Tel: +44 (0)20 7148 5563 +33 (0)486 688 968

Translation/Interpreting Services

Eclectic Communications is a professional Language Service Provider. Our services include all types of translation - legal, technical, medical, real estate, contracts, and certified translation - website translation, transcription, interpreting (also legal interpreting and phone service available) and software localization. Our linguistic services are available for all languages.
www.traductions-pros.com

Removals & Storage Company

Movecorp provides a weekly removal service to and from France to the UK and any worldwide destination, from a single box to a full house move we can provide a cost effective removal service. Get a free quote online:
Movecorp

Copps International Removals is a family business with over 45 years of international removals experience, offering dependable removals and useful ancillary services throughout all areas of the UK and France. An ethical, well established and reliable British company. Members of the Guild of Removers and Storers and The Removals Industry Ombudsman Scheme.
www.coppsinternationalremovals.com Tel: (France) 0033977218881 (UK) 0121 318 7108

Hunts of Redditch have over 60 years experience of transporting people’s treasured possessions both nationally and internationally. Members of the British Association of Removers, they have a list of satisfied customers as long as your arm.
www.hunts-international.co.uk

Britannia Appleyards is a family owned and run removal business established over 100 years ago. Members of the British Association of Removers and Britannia Movers International, Appleyards combine old-fashioned standards of service with a high-tech fleet of vehicles and highly trained and experienced staff.
www.britannia-appleyards-southyorkshire.com

Polish Movers are a London based company offering a range of removal services that puts you first. We believe in excellent customer service combining latest technology such GPS to track our fleet, on-line booking system with Old-Fashioned work ethic. If you need to move your belongings between France and UK please contact us for a FREE quotation. We do not charge VAT and all goods are covered by our insurance whilst in transit.
www.polishmovers.co.uk Book online or Call (UK) 0208 903 9227

Mortgage Providers

Best French Mortgage Why not use the services of a mortgage broker to search through what the various French mortgage providers can offer you? With French interest rates so much lower than their UK equivalents, you will be very pleasantly surprised. When these French brokers actually turn out to be English the surprise is complete!
www.bestfrenchmortgage.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 7193 6329

Offshoreonline.org UK regulated, independent mortgage advisers. Over 25 years experience of helping UK expatriates and other nationalities to buy their main home or buy to let properties in France. Equity release and remortgage service also offered. We’ll find the best deal for you by searching from a panel of lenders in France.
www.offshoreonline.org Tel: +44 (0) 1364 72393

Currency Exchange

Currency matters Don’t pay high-street rates when you’re transfering money from the UK to France (or vice-versa if you receive rental income from your French property!) Save yourself money with every transaction by dealing with specialists – if you’re making staged payments to a developer you can even buy currency forward to minimise the risks of currency fluctuations.
www.currencymatters.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 800 458 6736

George East's books on France

George East is one of the industry's most well respected travel writers and humorists.
His selection of books cover a vast array of useful topics and have been enjoyed by millions of readers.
www.george-east-france.com

Miscellaneous Expat Services

EXPATS.org.uk Almost a British expats yellow pages - recruiters, countries, travel, gifts, shopping, financial, etc.
www.expats.org.uk

Animal Couriers

Animalcouriers are a pet transport and animal shipping service operating throughout the UK, Europe and overseas.
www.animalcouriers.com Tel: +44 (0)1483 200123

French Locations - Long term property rental

French Locations - specialist consultancy for long-term rental property in France. With a comprehensive user-friendly website, professional advice and French tenancy agreement service.
www.french-locations.co.uk

Car Hire

France Car Hir. We take data feeds from all the major car rental companies and display the results in one search. So rather than you going to all the companies on an individual basis our site enables a faster search for the best deal for any given rental location. We also pass on a percentage of our discount to you which makes for a cheaper deal!
www.france-car-hire-rental.com

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