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Making the Move From Outside the EU

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Re: Moving from Germany to France

 AnOther wrote:
 Richard wrote:
But at least you wouldn't have to change all your plugs over on your appliances.
Not all but possibly some. Many German 3 pin plugs use a different earthing arrangement to the French ones.

 

As someone who has done the Germany to France move, you will have to change all plugs except from the newest appliances.  If you have already changed plugs on the move to Germany, these are all but guaranteed to be incompatible.


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Re: Moving from Germany to France

Don't worry about that. just cut off the 3rd pin, or drill an extra hole in the plug, Lol
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Beaureaucratic nightmare! I had so many problems importing a German registered car into France - went on for months!

Dont forget to test drive France before you move from Germany - there will be many plus's and minus's.

The thing that struck me the most - is that everyone follows the rules in Germany and there is always a little dedidicated person (amt) to apply them but importantly resolve the issue/problem. In France its totally different, lots of rules to be applied willy nilly and never resolved- just chaos!

Oh and get used to parking by hitting your neighbours bumper!!! :-)

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Re: Moving from Germany to France

 Deby wrote:
Beaureaucratic nightmare! I had so many problems importing a German registered car into France - went on for months! Dont forget to test drive France before you move from Germany - there will be many plus's and minus's. The thing that struck me the most - is that everyone follows the rules in Germany and there is always a little dedidicated person (amt) to apply them but importantly resolve the issue/problem. In France its totally different, lots of rules to be applied willy nilly and never resolved- just chaos! Oh and get used to parking by hitting your neighbours bumper!!! :-)

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Re: Moving from Germany to France

<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>NormanH wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">You would be mad to move from the vastly superior Germany to France which is the pits of Europe..<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

As the others say, each to their own. I spent most of my working life in Germany and love the place. In my case, once I knew that I would be able to give up my job and explore a different lifestyle I never once thought about staying in Germany and couldn't wait to move to France. I've never regretted that decision but enjoy my trips back east.
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Re: Moving from Germany to France

You have just replied to thread that is 7 years old BinB.

Question: Do you live en Bretagne or the Limousin ?

You remind me of someone on another forum/forums. Especially with your Germany connection.
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I live in Brittany but every time it gets wet and windy (like today) I think about moving south. The Limousin is one of the places I could afford a house as my home here isn't worth much. I know lots of people who now live in France who have also lived in Germany, it's quite common. In fact I met a couple today in Lidl who lived in the same part of Germany as me. I'm only in one other forum and that seems to be dominiated by non British English speaking members.
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I have noticed that a lot of British/American expats who have lived/worked in Germany end up living in France.

Why is that then ? What is wrong with retiring in Germany ? Germany is the centre of Europe...well they think it is.

The other forum...is it all green looking as ET would say. LOL

There was a big debate about cheap housing and the Limousin on such a forum but it got closed. Nothing to do with me guv.
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