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Part Own A French Castle for €50 !

A 13th Century French castle that has sat empty since the 1930s is about to enjoy a renaissance thanks to a crowd-funding campaign which has raised enough money to buy and restore the historic building.
The castle located in Ebaupinay, an hour from Nantes in Western France, was saved by donations of €50 from over 28,000 people in 125 countries. Each contributor automatically becomes a shareholder in the castle and owns a piece of the castle!

This is the second campaign of this kind; the first in 2017 raised €1.617.000 to buy and restore Chateau de la Mothe Chadeniers, in the same region of France. The Chateau, which had been abandoned for 85 years, hosted thousands of visitors in the first few weeks of opening.

Watch out for your next chance to own a piece of French history!

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Moving to France

Choose the Right Port of Entry

When handling either LCL and FCL shipments to Paris, please do not be tempted to use Paris as Port of Entry. Although a “through-bill of lading” to Paris may seem attractive, the trucking companies used by shipping lines are not reliable, often leading to delays. It is much better to use Le Havre as the Port of Entry and leave the trucking to us.

For air shipment, Paris CDG airport represents the most favorable entry point.
Any questions on French customs? Just e-mail us and we’ll be delighted to provide more information.

NEER Quality

Does Your Packing Crew Speak English?

There is nothing more frustrating for a customer who cannot communicate effectively with the packing crew on the day of a move. At Neer Service we are committed to placing an English speaking crew on every move we carry out. We think it is only right that English speaking customers should be able to speak to packers in their native language.

As we plan for the Spring and Summer, our preparations also includes English language lessons for our packers and drivers. France has one of the lowest English-speaking populations in Europe and the ongoing education continues to improve English-speaking skills. Everything from introducing yourself to the customer to everyday household goods items and questions during the move.

One less thing you have to worry about!

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“Yellow Jackets” Vandalize 60% of France’s Speed Cameras

Although the number of people attending protests has dropped in recent weeks, the “Yellow Vests”, as they are known, are still causing chaos across France.

Up to 60% of France’s speed cameras have been damaged during the protests which began over fuel increases. As a result of the unrest, the French government has postponed any increase in taxes on fuel, but the actions of the protesters are still in the news.

Authorities have warned that the damage is a safety risk, but a number of protesters believe that speed cameras are only used to collect more revenue from people who cannot afford the speeding fines.

Just to let you know, the speed camera close to the NEER Service office has already been repaired!

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Did you know...

A customer can bring multiple household goods shipments into France within 12 months of their first arrival in the country.

There are no additional customs document’s required and we simply need to inform customs of all shipments at the time of the first entry.

Just e-mail us and we’ll be delighted to provide more information

Congratulations !

Employee Recognition Program

Congratulations to our export packer Goubi, who recently cerebrated 10 years with Neer Service! As part of our goal to retain loyal employees, he received a well deserved bonus for his service to the company and our customers.

This initiative rewards all our employees that achieve 5 – 20 year anniversaries and two of our team leader will enjoy the 20 year bonus in 2020.

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$8 For a Gallon of Fuel......

Over 100,000 people took to the streets of France once again this weekend to protest the cost of fuel. This follows an earlier protest involving 288,000 on Saturday November 17th.

Sadly, the recent protest resulted in violence between police and demonstrators, resulting in major damage on the Champs Elysees.

The price of diesel, the most commonly used fuel in French cars, has risen by around 23% over the past 12 months to an average of Euro 1.51 ( $1.71) per liter. Although world oil prices have fallen back the French government raised its hydrocarbon tax this year by 7.6 cents per liter on diesel and 3.9 cents on petrol, as part of a campaign for cleaner cars and fuel. The decision to impose yet another increase of 6.5 cents on diesel and 2.9 cents on petrol on 1 January 2019 was seen as the “final straw” by many French citizens.

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Wine is Always Subject to Duties

France is of course one of the largest producer’s of wine in the world making 7-8 billions of bottles every year. However, some customers still insist in including wine in their shipments. Unfortunately wine and alcohol are always subject to taxes & duties.

The taxes & duties are calculated on various factors and we’ll be pleased to provide an estimate based on your customer’s specific wine collection.

Don't Take Our Word For It!

Lower Claims and Perfect Customer Feedback

At NEER we are proud of the quality international moving services we deliver. Since we joined FIDI in 2002 we have always achieved zero non-compliance on the FIDI-FAIM audits. In fact our last FAIM audit showed our claim’s performance to be 3 times lower than the average in our region with perfect positive customer feedback.