Your one-group partner in France

Gamblin
Eco River Parc
30, rue des Peupliers
F-92000 Nanterre – Paris

Company Profile

Gamblin just celebrated its anniversary of 90 years in the business of excellence ! Lead by the third generation and still family-owned, Gamblin has kept all these years very high quality standards in serving demanding customers in France and all over the world in the international mobility world.

With state of the art facilities , including full operations with own warehouse, own trucks and own crews, Gamblin is very well located, 10 minutes away only from Paris and close to highways reaching quickly all the Parisian suburbs which concentrate 80 % of the business. But thanks to its impressive knowledge of the different parts of France with on-going work every day all over the territory, Gamblin is able to provide you and your customers with the best services in moving and relocation all over France.

We look forward to serving you !

Relocation Services

Gamblin
Eco River Parc
30, rue des Peupliers
F-92000 Nanterre – Paris
France

Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 17
Fax: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 18

www.gamblin.fr

Contacts

Arnaud Benoit (International Director)
Tel: +33 (0)6 73 83 09 63
[email protected]

Isabelle de Vile (International Manager)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 01 72
[email protected]

Sabrina de Castro (Sales Manager/Rates)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 11
[email protected]

Charles-Henri Lallouette (Sales Manager / Rates)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 00
[email protected]

Sebastien Cauchie (Finance Director)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 05
[email protected]

Moving Services

Gamblin
Eco River Parc
30, rue des Peupliers
F-92000 Nanterre – Paris
France

Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 17
Fax: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 18

www.gamblin.fr

Contacts

Arnaud Benoit (International Director)
Tel: +33 (0)6 73 83 09 63
[email protected]

Isabelle de Vile (International Manager)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 01 72
[email protected]

Sabrina de Castro (Sales Manager/Rates)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 11
[email protected]

Charles-Henri Lallouette (Sales Manager / Rates)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 00
[email protected]

Sebastien Cauchie (Finance Director)
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 47 17 05
[email protected]

Government typeRepublic
CapitalParis
Total Area547,030 km²
IndustriesMachinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics, textiles, food processing, tourism
Famous CitiesAvignon, Arles, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Orléans, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse
Official languagesFrench
Country code+33
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Voltage220 V
Public Holidays

Top 10 Factors when relocating to France

Real Estate and Housing – Half of the French people are tenants while the other half are property owners. The rental market is extremely dynamic and landlords, whether individuals or companies, are very demanding with regard to the warranty that tenants can offer. Prices are high in central Paris and the nearby suburbs. The condition of property may vary from one place to another as it is not always newly renovated. You must show proof of insurance before you can receive the keys. Then make sure that a thorough status record of the home is completed when moving in so as to get your full deposit back when moving out because any damage or lack of maintenance will be charged to the tenant and deducted from the initial deposit.

Kitchens, light fittings and deco – The French consider the kitchen as a piece of furniture, which is moved with the family from one residence to another. Sometimes the current tenant will sell it for a reasonable price to the new tenant. This should be asked at the time of viewing the apartments, otherwise a kitchen will have to be purchased and then resold when leaving the home, which can be very costly. Most apartments rented by corporate real estate companies do not have kitchens already installed but are normally in very good condition. Light fittings are also considered to be personal decoration and will normally also have to be purchased.

Immigration Issues – Immigration for non-EU citizens is a very important topic as everything needs to be carefully prepared before selecting the area of residence and planning the move. France is well known for its bureaucracy, so timing is crucial. Finding out the requirements and preparing all the necessary documents in advance of any move will help to alleviate unnecessary stress and additional costs.

Temporary Accommodation – This type of housing is becoming more and more popular because of fiscal measures for landlords. It is well adapted to the growing volume of short-term assignments. Furniture can also be rented on a temporary basis.

Schools – There are international schools, but availability can sometimes be a problem. Most of them are private and the tuition fee can be high. There are also some state-run schools with foreign sections but vacancies are very limited due to the lower costs. Day-care for the very young should be organized as early as possible.

Transportation – Public transportation by train, bus, Metro, RER and tramway is safe and cost effective. Although France is known for strikes, public transportation is normally very reliable.

Driving License and Insurance – French law requires anyone who is in possession of a foreign driver’s license to obtain a French driver’s license as soon as possible. Insuring your car or motorbike is mandatory and you will need to provide insurance history to receive a discount. Both public and private parking spaces are available. Driving in the city can be challenging, so be careful.

Shopping – France has a wide range of shopping options: most major stores are open from 9:00 – 20:00 from Monday to Saturday, with some being closed on Mondays; some specialized stores, such as those for furniture and electronics, might be open on Sundays; street markets are still the best place to buy fresh products. Purchasing on the Internet is becoming popular but make sure that security is guaranteed. The range and diversity of restaurants is amazing.

Spouse and partner’s professional life – There is no major problem for EU citizens to be able to work in France, however it is more complicated for a non-EU citizen. The new employer must arrange the necessary paperwork. Professional coaching and outplacement is recommended to shorten any job search.

Cultural awareness – Every country has inter-cultural differences. Taking French lessons together with cultural training classes can positively contribute to your adaptation in France. This will also increase acceptance and help your professional integration, which is a key issue for the success of your relocation.