Useful Contacts


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.

Sky In France Sky TV and Freesat supplied and installed throughout France.

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.

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.

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. Tel: 0033 467 894 346

Nick Warner TnIOB is a bilingual Building Surveyor with over 50 years experience, the last 15 years of which in France. Based in Brittany he carries out pre-purchase surveys with reports in English and can also assist with the logistics of renovation works for clients in the North and West of France. His work also includes ‘Expert witness’ reports for potential claims against a builder. He has close association with an Architectural firm who can assist with Planning applications. Tel: 0033 (0)296 31 83 30

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! 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? 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 property conveyancing, land registry searches in France, title deed retrieval and assets tracing. Tel: +44 (0)203-445-0720 / +353 (0)1-431-1301 / +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.

Removals & Storage Company

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.

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. Book online or Call (UK) 0208 903 9227

Burg European Removals European Removals, UK to France / France to UK, Experience – Quality – Great prices or call 00 33 (0)5 62 33 92 68

Weston & Edwards are a family run business located in the UK specialising in removals from & to France. Fully insured, experienced crews and vehicles ensuring your goods are moved safely & efficiently - stress-free. or call 01278 425508

Mortgage Providers 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. Tel: +44 (0) 1364 72393

Currency Exchange

Foreign Currency Direct Whether you’re buying French property or simply making smaller, more regular payments overseas don’t pay high-street rates. Save money with every transaction by dealing with specialists – you can even buy currency forward to minimise the risk of currency fluctuations. Tel: +44 (0) 800 328 5884

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.

Miscellaneous Expat Services Almost a British expats yellow pages - recruiters, countries, travel, gifts, shopping, financial, etc.

Animal Couriers

Animalcouriers are a pet transport and animal shipping service operating throughout the UK, Europe and overseas. 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.

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!

Medical Assistance

France Surgery: How long have you been on a waiting list for surgery or had surgery cancelled at the last minute? Not only is this frustrating and highly stressful, but your life is on hold whilst you wait for treatment. France Surgery is that necessary link in helping you get on with your life, assisting you in finding the medical or surgical solution you need in France. As a certified medical facilitator, France Surgery provides tailored medical assistance for Expatriates and International Patients who are seeking the highest quality of surgery or medical treatment and recovery in France without waiting list, at affordable prices. Tel: +33 (0)953 02 03 09

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