Van hire removals to France

If you are moving to France or indeed any European location you may consider hiring an van for your removal. Advance Moves International removals can help with your Van hire removals to France.

Advance moves can save you time and money on removal costs.

Using the Advance Moves quick quote system can significantly save you time and money when moving house Internationally. Just click on the link for your instant online quote and then compare quotes from up to the 5 best removal companies already pre-selected to match your moving requirements. Get the best deals on international removals today.

Van hire removals to France info page

Advance Moves have an information page dedicated to all the positives and negatives of undertaking a Van hire removals to France or Spain. Be it one way van hire or Van and Man hire or just a van you want to hire yourself to undertake a small removal to France.

Van hire removals to France costings

The page gives ideas on costing’s for not only van hire, but ferries, toll roads, fuel costs as well as potential dangers of overloading your hire van and potential fines and criminal activity to watch out for when driving a hire van in a foreign country.

Driving a hire van in France

When driving a hire van in France you will need to adhere to some rules.  If you’re taking a vehicle abroad that you’ve hired or leased in the UK, you’ll need a VE103 certificate.

Driving a hire van on motorways

Van Hire Removals to France normally entail some Motorway journeys which are usually trouble-free, but if you’re asked by another motorist to stop and you decide to do so, park your car in a public area with lights – like a service station. If you’re involved in a car accident or witness an accident on the motorway, use the orange emergency phones to ask for help.

Requirements for driving in France

To drive in France you must be 18 years old and have a valid UK driving license, insurance and vehicle documents. If you don’t own the vehicle you’re driving, you should get written permission from the registered owner.

Driving license rules in France will stay the same until 31 December 2020.

Driving regulations in France can differ from those in the UK:

The normal rule is to give way to the right each time you reach an intersection

The maximum speed on autoroutes is 130kph (80mph)for a car, in good weather and 110kph (68mph) in poor weather. Speeding can result in heavy, on the spot fines, and your vehicle and license could be confiscated Hire vans are normally restricted to a max speed of only 90 KPH. check on this as it depends on size and spec of the hire van.

Using mobile phones with headsets or ear pieces when driving is forbidden

In-car radar detectors and satellite navigation systems warning of the presence of speed cameras or radars are illegal, whether in use or not

It’s compulsory to carry a warning triangle and reflective jacket. The reflective jacket must be stored inside the vehicle itself and accessible without getting out of the car

It’s illegal to cross, even partially, on to the hard shoulder of a motorway without good reason.

You will need to carry a breathalyzer kit and spare bulbs in the vehicle.

More info on driving a hire van in France

See the European Commission, AA and RAC guides on driving in France.

French roads are more dangerous than UK roads…

In 2018 there were 3,259 road deaths in France (source: Department for Transport). This equates to 4.9 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2018.

Plan your hire van journey

Many drivers undertake long journeys in France. Plan your journey carefully, taking into account unknown roads, weather conditions and fatigue. Make sure you take regular breaks.

Keep doors locked on your hire van

Keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it is left unattended.

More information on road safety in France

Information on road safety and potential traffic black spots (in French only) is available on the Bison Futé website. Alternatively, real-time information on road traffic conditions is available on 107.7 FM in French and in English (Motorways radio – Autoroute Info).

Trailers need to be registered

Check if you need to register your trailer before you can take it abroad.

In non-EU countries, you may need additional insurance and a ‘green card’ for each trailer or caravan you tow. Check with your insurance provider before you travel.

Pollution stickers are required if entering some cities.

All vehicles, including motorbikes, driving in central Paris, Lyon and Grenoble now need to display a special ‘pollution sticker’. You must display a sticker to drive in central Paris from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday. The requirement to display a sticker can be implemented at any time, depending on pollution levels. Some older vehicles don’t qualify for a sticker at all due to their high emissions; these vehicles can’t be driven in central Paris at all from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday. In order to manage air pollution levels, cities may also limit vehicle access to town centers and main roads, including the Paris region. For more information, and to apply for a sticker, visit the French Ministry of Environment website (in English).

If you sleep in your hire van cab….

There have been reports of burglaries taking place while travelers have been asleep in their caravans, mobile homes and other vehicles. Avoid parking in isolated or dark areas of unsupervised camping grounds or car parks and consider installing an alarm in your caravan or mobile home.

Illegal immigrants like hire vans

There have been many attempts by illegal migrants to enter vehicles while stationary or in slow moving traffic. Take sensible precautions against break in to your vehicle, particularly in Northern France.

Instant online quotations for hire van removals to France

Advance Moves can give you an instant online quotation for a hire van Removal to France. Whilst advance moves do not actually hire out vans to individuals, their agents can provide you with a much better option and give you a price for undertaking the removal for you themselves so you do not need to go to the bother of hiring and driving a van in France.

Van hire removals to France

Use their unique online instant removals quotation generator to enter some basic information about your removal to France and you will instantly obtain a quotation for your move that is then backed up by up to 5 more accurate removal quotations from some of our trusted movers that can cover your removal requirements to France. To work out a like to like cost select the van size that you would have hired for your self drive removal and you will receive a quotation for the same volume but with a professional mover undertaking the move for you.

Advance moves covers removals to all of Europe

Advance moves doesn’t just cover Moves to France and Spain, they have agents all over Europe and the world able to undertake a high quality move, big or small to any destination you require. Once again just select the countries you want to move from and to on the advance moves quick quote system and obtain your instant online removal quote. It’s that easy.

More information on Removals to France

More information on moving to France can be found on the Advance Moves Removals to France Page

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