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Shipping to France

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Whether you’re looking to send something to a friend living in the France or you’re moving to France yourself and need to ship over your furniture, we can help.

How does our international shipping to the France service work?

We’ve designed our international shipping service to be as simple as possible. We’ll handle everything from packing your items to handling everything that’s involved with customs and clearance. All you need to do is fill in our online form and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Step 1. Fill in our online quotation form. 
  • Step 2. We will contact you to ask some more details about your goods and supply you with your free quote. If you're sending furniture then this will involve a video survey and move plan.
  • Step 3. We will arrive at your property and collect your items. If you’ve asked us to pack your items our teams will professionally pack them at this stage.
  • Step 4. We will transport your items to France via your chosen shipping method and help you get your items through customs.
  • Step 5. We will deliver your items to your chosen end destination.

Student shipping to France

Sending items to France as a student? We help thousands of university and college students send belongings back to there home destination. Whether you’re sending a small gift to France or you’re shipping your belongings back home from studying in the UK, we can help.

How will my items be transported to the France?

Both air freight and road freight services are available for sending items to France. Air freight is more expensive but faster, so if you need to send small items urgently then this might be the best option for you. If your sending large items or your not in a hurry then you can ship your items via road freight.

There are two ways to ship your items to the France. If you’re shipping a box or a small number of items then we recommend you opt for a Shared Container. If you’re looking to send a whole house then we recommend you use an Exclusive Container.

  • Shared Container: Personal and household effects will be sent in a shared container and you will only be charged for the space your boxes or goods take up.
  • Exclusive Container: This is the recommended option if you're sending a whole home load or wanting to ship a vehicle to France.

Why choose Pickfords to ship your items to France

  • Centuries worth of experience in the international moving sector.
  • We operate as part of a extensive international shipping network with trusted partners in France.
  • Door to door international shipping.
  • Personal move manager to help plan your shipment and answer any questions you may have.
  • We are acclaimed and accredited by worldwide organisations including the British Association of Removers’ Overseas Group (BAR) and we are a FIDI Accredited International Mover.

Optional international shipping insurance

We offer international shipping insurance which provides cover for your belongings whilst they are in transit.

Do I need to pack my own items when shipping to France?

If you’re sending a small number of items you can pack them yourselves if you like. However, we do offer a professional packing service to ensure that your shipment is packed correctly and protected throughout the journey.

All large furniture items will need to be export wrapped to ensure protection throughout transit, and we will do this at your property.

What can I ship to France?

Every county has restrictions on what you can bring into that country and France is no exception. Speak to our team of experts if you have any questions or queries about your shipment.

Can I ship from France to the UK?

Yes, we also offer import services from France to the UK. The process is similar and you can find out how much it will cost by requesting a quote.
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