Why Set Up Residence In France? Here Are Some Great Reasons

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For many British people, France has an undoubtedly romantic allure, helped by its reputation for amazing historical landmarks, beautiful beaches and succulent food. No wonder so many of us choose to holiday there! It’s a great place in which to live permanently, too, for the reasons detailed below.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn about history

Plenty of France’s historical sites barely need introduction; think of the Louvre Museum, where the Mona Lisa is on display, and the Arc de Triomphe, which Napoleon commissioned in 1806.

However, you could still underestimate the choice of museums to visit in the Gallic country. Each significant city has several; there are 18 city museums in Lyon alone.

Food that is both peculiar and amazing

Baguettes seem to be one of the strongest Gallic stereotypes – and it’s an image that holds true, as France might be the only country where nibbling at a baguette in a public place wouldn’t provoke curious glances. In fact, French bakeries in general offer an awesome amount of choice.

The country is also a great place to regularly tuck into crepes, which you could routinely fill with that gorgeous chocolate spread, Nutella, without anyone batting an eyelid.

Work arrangements are favourable

As a resident of France, you would be legally required to work just 35 hours a week; any work on top of this would be deemed overtime work and bring additional payment.

Furthermore, for every year that you are in work, you would be entitled to five weeks’ paid time off – not including the 13 bank holidays.

Transport can be surprisingly inexpensive

Whether you are journeying to work or one of the further-flung parts of the country, intercity transport could cost you much less than you initially expect – provided that you choose relatively slow trains. This can be a real plus, given how much there is to do in France.

We could yet launch into much greater detail about the many reasons why France may be a fine place for you to call home. We can even provide a Storage Service From Chesterfield, where we are based. The availability of this service extends right across the UK, which allows for an easier, more efficient and less stressful move to France.


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