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Moving to Paris

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If you’re planning to move to the City of Light, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got great information to help make a move to Paris from the UK easier. With a breakdown of the moving costs and a great checklist, you’ll be moving like a pro. So, keep reading and while here, you should request free moving quotes so you can easily find a moving company for London to Paris or Manchester to Paris.

How Much Does It Cost to Move to Paris?

The City of Light, the capital of France, a very charming city that many people want to live in, good on you for taking the initiative and moving to Paris from the UK. But, before you do anything, let us shed some light on the cost of a removal to Paris from the UK.

Just one thing before we get to the numbers, we would like to highlight that these are just estimates since there are many of factors that can affect international moving costs, and it can be difficult to pin down an exact cost.

Now for those estimates, we based it on a removal from London to Paris and for different household sizes. One more thing, a move to Paris form the UK would most likely be done with a truck, so that’s what we based our numbers on.

Household sizeCost
1 bed£1,250 – £1,450
3 bed£1,600 – £2,750
5 bed£2,800 – £4,000

Disclaimer! These are estimates and will not necessarily be the price quoted to you as the cost of your move will vary depending on many factors such as volume, distance, choice of moving company, and more.

Cost Factors

If you remember we mentioned that are various factors that can affect the cost of a removal to Paris from the UK:

  • Choice of moving company – Be it a removal company from London to Paris or Edinburgh to Paris, the cost and quality of the mover will have a big effect on your move. Make the wise choice and request free removal quotes to start comparison shopping today!
  • Volume – While this may not need stating, the volume will have a large effect on the cost. So, be sure to calculate the volume to understand how much you intend to move.
  • Insurance – It may be a short journey, but most accidents happen on the road. Protect your wallet by getting content insurance in case of an accident.
  • Additional services – Packaging, assembling, storage, and special services to move heavy or fragile furniture will add to the cost.

The point you should take away from this is that the volume and choice of moving company for the most important cost factors in your move to Paris from the UK. So, why not fill out the form below and compare removal companies today!

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Moving to Paris Checklist

Moving to Paris is just across the channel, and despite the short distance, there is still a lot that needs to be prepared. But, before you start stressing, we’ve put together this moving to Paris checklist to guide you.

Important Documents

This are valuable documents to have at the ready, and you’ll find that you need them for various steps of your move. Therefore, ensure that you keep them safe and make duplicates.

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Medical Documentation (including dental and immunizations)
  • University Degree(s) and qualification(s)
  • Police Background Check
  • Visa
  • Work Permits

Choose an International Removal Company

Find the removal company that best suits you when moving to Paris from the UK. We recommend starting with out list of top international removal companies in the UK.


Packing can often be the most stressful part of a move. The best thing to do is be well prepared, so consider reading out expert packing guide.


Unless you want to pay tax in two countries, you must inform HMRC of your move.

Cart de Résident

When moving to Paris you need to remember to report to the Mairie (Town Hall) within three months of your arrival, to make sure you register as a resident. Consequences of not doing so can lead to fines.


The system is similar to NHS, but you’ll find that you may have to cover part of the bill, and if you would like to access private healthcare, insurance is recommended. If you would like to know more about healthcare in France, click here!


We recommend opening a local bank account so you can avoid difficulties contacting you bank. The main banks which offer English services are as follows:

All you need to do is provide your passport, a residence permit and proof of address. Be aware that most banks in France have monthly fees attached to them.

Learn the Language

If you haven’t, you’ll want to son start to apprendre le français. It’ll help in the workplace and in day-to-day life. You can visit the French embassy’s website to find class near you for beginners or to brush up.

Skyline of Paris, France


You’ll need to apply to exchange your driver’s licence at your local Préfecture de Police or Mairie, and ask for a demande d’échange de permis de conduire.

And What About Pets?

As long as your pet has been micro-chipped, has a pet passport or third-country veterinary certificate and has been vaccinated against rabies, it can join your French adventure!

Life in Paris

If you’re wondering what life will be like in Paris, it’ll be pretty different from the UK, we’ve a page that you might find useful here.

As Paris is a larger drive in the French economy, you can find really great information on our working in France page. It has great information about the work culture and finding a job.

Ready to Move to Paris?

That was a pretty quick read, but you should be well prepared for a move to Paris from the UK. Just remember to breathe and take the move in your stride.

And before you go, why not look around a bit longer, you might find even more really useful information for your move to Paris. Don’t be shy, click one of the links below! Good luck and happy reading. 😊