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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?

Packing boxes and materials

Purpose-built removals boxes and materials provided

Free storage

Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage in both the UK and France

Delivery and collection

Pick your own dates for removals shipment delivery and collection

Trusted for 25 years

Trusted with your removals to France for over 25 years


We handle the France customs clearance process

Trusted international removals from the UK to France

France is a large Western European country, rich in culture and history. UK expats flock yearly for artisan food, romantic streets, and landmark architecture. France is one of the world's most popular locations, ideal for professionals, students and retirees. So, why not start your new life in France today using our international moving service?

With over 25 years of removals experience helping people move to France, our removal service makes the process straightforward. Our in-depth moving knowledge and multilingual customer service support you at every stage.

Affordable overseas removals for over 25 years

Cost-effective and hassle-free, we offer international removals to all cities and towns across France, including Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille and Bordeaux. Keep reading for more reasons to choose our moving service:

  • Free packing materials: with the MoveCube® removals pod, you'll receive a complimentary Starter Pack. Inside you'll find a measuring tape, a box cutter knife, a marker pen, a roll of parcel tape, and a dispenser. Plus, three floor sheets to help you estimate what can fit inside a Large, Medium or Small MoveCube®.
  • Free secure storage service: our removals service includes two weeks of free storage in the UK and France.
  • No surprise removals fees: our free instant quote tool displays a transparent cost breakdown of your removal from start to finish.
  • Pay in stages: instead of paying the total cost upfront, you make several instalments across your removals shipment's journey to France from the UK.
  • We clear customs: thanks to our expert removals knowledge, we'll guide your household items through customs. All you need to do is pack your possessions and complete your online documents.


Couple using their tablet to plan their move to Australia


Our international removal services to France in 5 steps

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised removals cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and removals shipment collection dates that suit you.

Number three

Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty removals boxes or MoveCube® moving pod, ready for you to fill.

Number four

We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your removals shipment to France.

Number five

Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your goods through customs and deliver them safely to your new house.

Don't just take our word for it

Customers love our France removals service!


France removals with our shipping crate, the MoveCube®

After choosing a gorgeous city or town in France to live in, it's time to pack all your household items and move them! You can fill the MoveCube®, our sturdy removals container, with everything from fridges to guitars!

Begin with an instant free removals quote on our website and place an order. Then, select a date so we can visit your house, conduct a site inspection and hand over your free Starter Pack. Next, we'll bring a Small, Medium or Large MoveCube® or MoveCubes® moving pod to be loaded by you during a designated timeslot. We'll then move the removals container to our nearest depot in the UK. Finally, complete all your online documents. Once your removals shipment arrives in France, choose a delivery date so we can take it to your new house.

It's understandable to worry as your precious household possessions travel to France from the UK. To reduce stress, we offer comprehensive insurance policies


You can fill the MoveCube®, our sturdy removals container, with everything from fridges to guitars!

See our International MoveCube® removals pod in action:


How many sizes of the MoveCube® are there?

The MoveCube® is a removal container unique to our moving company. It offers your household goods robust protection during long journeys to France. It's available in three sizes — Large, Medium and Small (see below for dimensions). You can order several MoveCubes® moving pods by contacting our multilingual customer service team.

Your most cost-effective option for small removals to France is our ship boxes and bags service.

Large MoveCube®

Large MoveCube® removals pod*

H - 1.871m
W - 1.464m
L - 2.264m

B - 61cm

Medium MoveCube®

Medium MoveCube® removals pod*

H - 1.871m
W - 1.464m
L - 1.114m

B - 61cm

Small MoveCube®

Small MoveCube® removals pod*

H - 1.871m
W - 1.114m
L - 0.964m

B - 61cm

*Please note, the MoveCube® moving pod is loaded from the side panel. 

FAQs about our moving service to France

Our prices are affordable because our overseas movers control the removals process from end to end. But, the cost of international moves varies based on the size of your removals shipment and how far it's travelling in France. Use our free quick quote removals tool for an itemised cost breakdown specific to your moving needs.

EU citizens can import used personal items duty and tax-free. If arriving from a non-EU country, items under six months old incur a charge of 20% VAT, and you must import your goods within twelve months of arrival.

French authorities have banned some items from importation to protect its citizens and the environment. Please reference our regularly-updated Prohibited Goods before packing to avoid unwanted costs or delays.

After booking our removals service, log into your online account and fill in the following documents:

  • An inventory listing every item inside the MoveCube® removals pod.
  • Scans of the shipment owner's valid passport picture, signature pages, and scanned visa for non-EU citizens.
  • The shipment owner's destination address, email address, and phone number.
  • Optional insurance forms to protect your personal belongings in the rare case they become lost or damaged.

French authorities will see these forms, so accuracy is a must. Round-the-clock customer support is available to answer any moving questions you have.

Yes! For internatioanl removals, enjoy 2 weeks of free storage at one of our depots in the UK and 2 weeks in France.

If your moving plans change and you want to alter storage length, let us know 24 hours or more ahead of your MoveCube® removals pod loading day.

Like all countries worldwide, France has a list of goods banned from import to protect its citizens and environment. Please visit our Prohibited Goods page for the most up-to-date information before packing your removals shipment.

How long do removals to France from the UK take?*


Removals by land

35 days

*estimated transit time is dependent on global shipping circumstances


Pack boxes for overseas removals in 4 easy steps

Securely packing furniture removals and containers is essential when moving to France. Hiring professional packing services will ease stress and save time. Otherwise, pack carefully and check out our 4 tips below. For more in-depth packing advice, reference How to load a MoveCube® and How to pack our boxes.



Declutter your house!:

Walk from room to room and decide what you need to move to France. After all, the fewer items you move, the cheaper removals will be.

eBay and Facebook Marketplace are fantastic resources for making extra cash to fund your move to France. Take whatever you don't sell to charity shops and recycling centres.


Be careful with delicate goods:

Create a strong base for your box with several layers of overlapping parcel tape. Repeat when sealing the lid. Wrap all items in bubble wrap, with two layers for fragile goods such as plates. Place heavy goods along the bottom and lighter effects above and central.

Fill any gaps with soft materials like towels and packing paper. Once filled, give your removals container a little shake. If you hear something move, add more soft materials.


Arrange a parking place for our moving vehicle:

If necessary, buy parking tickets and permits before the MoveCube® removals pod arrives. Doing so allows our movers to park within twenty metres of your house's entrance.

You are responsible for loading the MoveCube® moving pod, so ask friends and family for assistance. Our driver can loan you a trolley to help move containers, but they must always keep the vehicle within sight.


Load the MoveCube® removals pod evenly by weight:

Use your Starter Pack's floor sheets to determine how much can fit inside a Large, Medium or Small MoveCube®. Place your heaviest items at the bottom and build above and around them with lighter containers.

Fill gaps with removals containers. Avoid using loose items, as they could break and cause damage to the rest of your belongings during their move to France.

I am very satisfied with Seven Seas Worldwide's MoveCube® removals container. It was such a hassle-free moving process. They provided great service, including a door-to-door tracker. The customer service were fast in responding to queries. I totally recommend them.



Moving to France: an essential guide


French people value artistic and intellectual expression, sharing food and national identity. So, if you're looking to retire or settle in a country rich with culture, freedom of expression and artisan food and wine, France could be your new home. But before you hop on the next plane, here are a few essential facts to help with the big move:

Types of visas: EU citizens and those from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) do not need a visa to live, work or study in France. Non-EU or EFTA citizens who wish to stay longer than 90 days must apply for a long-term visa and a residence permit.

Job opportunities: learning French would be beneficial as most English-speaking jobs are lower-paid. In-demand sectors include IT, healthcare, sales, and teaching.

Healthcare: France's health system is renowned for its high quality, wide-spread coverage, and accessibility. All citizens with three or more months of residency can register for health insurance if they intend to stay for at least six months.

Education: schooling in France begins at age 3 for preschool, followed by primary, then various forms of higher education until age 16 and beyond. World-renowned institutions include Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres), Sorbonne University, and Aix-Marseille University.

Lifestyle: for good reasons, France is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Expats can experience 632 Michelin-starred restaurants, unbeatable culture, sporting options, and more.



Removals checklist for a move to France

Even though our international removals service makes shipping your possessions easy, this handy checklist helps you prepare for the move itself:

  • Gather your paperwork: keep important documents, such as wage slips, bills and birth certificates, together so you can access them when required.
  • Apply for a visa: research which French visa best suits your needs, then apply and wait for approval.
  • Arrange accommodation: decide whether to sell or rent your current house in the UK, then buy or rent once in France. Renting lets you acclimatise to your new culture and surroundings before making a big decision like buying a house.
  • Book our international removals service: grab an instant free removals quote on our website, then select a date so we can bring a MoveCube® or MoveCubes® moving pod to your house.
  • Arrange travel to France: book flights early so you can settle into your new house stress-free ahead of your removals shipment.
  • Sort your finances: inform your bank you're moving and research income tax in France. Convert some money into Euros to cover last-minute purchases until you open a French bank account.
  • Speak to a doctor: ask for a three-month supply of any current medication. Doing so gives you ample time to sort out new healthcare once in France.
  • Moving pets: if your four-legged friends are moving to France too, arrange their vaccinations and buy a safe pet carrier. All pets entering France must have a passport and be identifiable via microchip or tattoo.
  • Have a declutter: decide what home contents you'll move yo France and what you won't. After all, the less you take, the more cost-effective it will be. Sell, donate or recycle what you leave behind.
  • Pack your removals shipment: wrap and pack your belongings and place them in strong removals containers. For an easy loading day experience, move all your boxes, bags and possessions as close to your building's entrance as possible the night before.
  • Settle into your new house: we'll let you know when the MoveCube® moving pod clears customs and is ready for delivery. Then, in your online account, arrange a delivery date for your removals shipment. Finally, unload, unpack, and enjoy your exciting new life in France!