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Removals to Dordogne

Removals to Dordogne


Burke Bros Moving Group provide a removals service to and from all areas of Dordogne.   

Whether you require your entire household contents, a part load and/ or a vehicle moving to the Dordogne, we offer regular door-to-door European removals service to meet your requirements.

With our expertise in international removals and particularly with our specialism in moves to and from France, we are your trusted removals company for removals to Dordogne region of France.


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Comprehensive Services


Customs clearance: navigating customs can be complex. Our team handles all necessary paperwork and procedures for you.

Local knowledge: We have extensive experience in handling all aspects of moves between the UK and France, particularly to the picturesque Dordogne area which means we can provide insights and advice to help make your move as smooth as possible. Whether you’re moving to the charming towns of Sarlat-la-Canéda, Bergerac, or any other part of Dordogne, we know the best routes and local regulations to make your move efficient. 

Regular services to and from Dordogne. Whether you require a direct load or a shared load, we offer a service to meet your requirements.

Packing services: Our professional packers can pack for you and ensure your belongings are safely packed using high-quality materials.  We also offer bespoke crating for any specialist items that you’re taking with you to Dordogne.

Storage Solutions: If you need storage before, during, or after your move, we provide secure, short-term and long-term storage options. We can also arrange storage in Europe should it be required.

Removals to France – The Process


One of our experienced estimators will visit your home to determine the volume of goods that will be making the trip to France, as well as your packing requirements. Our representative will discuss with you how the moving process works, from the collection stage in the UK, right through to delivery to your new residence in Dordogne. We will give you a realistic quote, without obligation, based on a first-class, high-quality service.

Part Load Removals to Dordogne


Part loads to France offer a cost-effective solution for those with fewer belongings to transport. This service allows your items to share space in a removal vehicle with others’ goods, reducing costs. It’s ideal for small moves or when you’re flexible on delivery times.

Dedicated Service to France


Dedicated removals to Dordogne provide a personalized service where the entire removal vehicle is reserved for your belongings. This option suits larger moves or when you need your items delivered on a specific date. It offers direct transportation from your current residence to your new home in France, ensuring a quicker and more tailored moving experience.

Packing For Your Move to France


Export packing for your move to France involves specialised materials and techniques to ensure your belongings are securely protected during transit. It’s crucial for international moves, where items can be exposed to various handling stages and environmental conditions. Our professional packing services use durable materials and methods tailored to each item, from wrapping delicate glassware to crating valuable art, ensuring they arrive safely at your new home in France. This service provides peace of mind, safeguarding your possessions throughout their journey.

Awkward Access to Your French Property


Tranship vehicles are an essential component of international moves to France, particularly useful when direct access to your new home is restricted due to narrow streets or regulations. These smaller vehicles ensure your belongings are transferred efficiently from the main transport truck to your doorstep. This method enhances the flexibility and accessibility of the moving process, guaranteeing that all items, regardless of the final location’s constraints, are delivered safely and on time to your new residence in France. We can arrange smaller vehicles in most areas of France if required.

Navigating Customs Clearance for Your Move to the Dordogne


Moving internationally can be complex, and with the UK no longer part of the EU, understanding customs requirements is crucial for a smooth removal to France. At Burke Bros, we guide you through every step, ensuring all your belongings comply with the latest customs regulations.

Key Documentation: Prepare an itemised list of your possessions, translated into French, which will be essential for customs clearance. This inventory should be detailed, including the value and description of each item. You’ll also need proof of your new residence in France (such as a rental agreement or property title), a valid identification document, and, if applicable, a work visa or proof of retirement.

Customs Declarations: For certain items, specific customs declarations may be required. Our team will help identify if any of your belongings fall under restricted or prohibited categories and advise on the necessary documentation.

VAT and Duties: While most personal belongings moved for relocation are exempt from VAT and duties, it’s important to understand the conditions and limits. We’ll assist in ensuring your move qualifies for these exemptions.

Prohibited and Restricted Items: Be aware of items that cannot be imported into France or require special permits.

  1. Weapons and Ammunition: Bringing firearms or ammunition requires prior authorization due to strict controls.
  2. Drugs and Narcotics: Carrying narcotics is forbidden, except for prescribed medications that must be accompanied by proper documentation.
  3. Counterfeit Goods: It’s illegal to import fake products, which are subject to stringent penalties if discovered during customs checks.
  4. Endangered Species: Items derived from endangered species are banned unless you have the necessary permits from CITES.
  5. Cultural Artifacts: Certain cultural items might need specific authorization or documentation for export or import due to their historical value.
  6. Agricultural Products: Restrictions apply to the movement of plants, fruits, vegetables, and other similar products, often requiring health certifications.
  7. Animal Products: Importing products like meat, milk, and dairy from outside the EU is generally prohibited, with some exceptions for specific regions.
  8. Pets: Moving pets across borders requires them to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies, and they must have a valid pet passport within the EU.
  9. Personal Belongings and Household Items: When transferring personal goods, ensure you adhere to regulations concerning the transport of items that might suggest commercial use without proper declarations.

How We Can Help: At Burke Bros, our experience with international moves ensures you’re not navigating these regulations alone. We provide personalised support to complete all necessary paperwork, offer advice on packing and shipping to meet customs requirements and keep you informed of your shipment’s status every step of the way.

Living in the Dordogne Region


The Dordogne, nestled in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France, is an idyllic destination for those seeking a slower pace of life amidst breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. With its charming villages, historic castles, and world-renowned cuisine, it’s no wonder that the Dordogne has become a popular spot for expatriates from around the world.

The climate in the Dordogne is classified as oceanic with mild winters and warm summers. This temperate climate is perfect for those who enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year-round. Winters are generally cool, with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing, while summers are warm and dry, making it ideal for exploring the countryside, visiting vineyards, or simply relaxing by the river.

Towns and Popular Expat Destinations


The Dordogne is dotted with charming towns and villages, each offering its unique appeal. Some of the most popular towns among expatriates include Sarlat-la-Canéda, Bergerac, and Périgueux.

Sarlat-la-Canéda: Known for its stunning medieval architecture, Sarlat is a picturesque town that looks like it’s been plucked straight out of a fairy tale. Its narrow cobbled streets, ancient buildings, and bustling markets make it a favourite among history enthusiasts and those looking for a vibrant community.

Bergerac: Situated along the banks of the Dordogne River, Bergerac is famous for its wines and beautiful landscapes. The town offers a mix of cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries, and historical sites. Its proximity to vineyards and wineries makes it a haven for wine lovers.

Périgueux: The capital of the Dordogne department, Périgueux is known for its rich history dating back to Roman times. The town is home to the impressive Saint-Front Cathedral and a range of cultural events throughout the year. Its vibrant market scene and culinary delights make it a popular choice for food enthusiasts.

Other notable towns and villages include Brantôme, often referred to as the “Venice of the Dordogne” due to its picturesque canals, and Beynac-et-Cazenac, a stunning village perched on a cliff overlooking the river.

One of the advantages of living in the Dordogne is its excellent transport links. The region is well-connected by road, rail, and air, making it easy to travel both within France and internationally.

By Road: The Dordogne is accessible via major highways, including the A89, which connects Bordeaux to Lyon, and the A20, which links Paris to Toulouse.

By Rail: The SNCF rail network provides extensive coverage across the Dordogne. There are regular services to major cities such as Paris, Bordeaux, and Toulouse, with high-speed TGV trains making the journey quicker and more comfortable.

By Air: The region is served by several airports, the most notable being Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport. This airport offers flights to and from various European destinations, including the UK, which is particularly convenient for British expats.

Property in the Dordogne


The property market in the Dordogne is diverse and offers something for everyone, from quaint village houses to luxurious countryside estates. The region is known for its affordable real estate compared to other parts of France, making it an attractive option for those looking to buy or rent.

Property prices vary depending on the location and type of property, but overall, the Dordogne offers excellent value for money compared to more urbanized areas.

The Dordogne has a well-established British expat community, providing a supportive network for newcomers. There are plenty of social clubs, events, and activities where expats can meet and connect.

Compared to the UK, the cost of living in the Dordogne is relatively low. Property prices are affordable, and the overall cost of day-to-day living is often less than in Britain.

Contact us  


Burke Bros Moving Group offer weekly services to all parts of France. For more information on removals to Dordogne and all departments of France, please contact Burke Bros Moving Group on sales@burkebros.co.uk or on 01902 714555

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