Sounds very continental but we stay in the UK :) We have been booked to collect a statue from a Bristol Artist, bring it to Cardiff, wait while they electro plate and then return to Bristol.
The Removal Companies in the area did not show any interest, and since in our view Man and Van Bristol are the best Man and Van Hire specialists in the area we rose to the challenge. Passports were not needed as we speed over the bridge into Wales, a large fee is however payable. Strangely one can cross back over from Wales free of charge, the fee is zero for your normal Van and Man? Why I do not know!