Live out your French dream

Thinking about building a new nest in France but don’t know where to start? Is it even the right plan for you? This questionnaire can help you in your contemplation.

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Already in France? So are we!

Whether you need bilingual assistance with administrative issues or a larger project, Renestance’s renesting experts can help you.

"La belle vie!"

Renestance makes it easy

Our team of bilingual experts have been living the French dream for decades. Let us help you bring all the elements together so you can, too.

Renestance – Your Swiss Army knife for settling into French life.

Wherever you are in the process

Renestance has the savoir-faire and connections to help


Wondering about moving to France?

We can provide tailored research and advice to help you determine whether your dream can turn into reality.

Try our custom Migration Consultation. Let us help you plan a Regional Reconnaissance* trip.

*Available in Occitanie for now. More regions to come.

Planning the dream

You’ve decided to take the leap? We can help with your next steps, like fulfilling visa requirements and taking off with peace of mind. Benefit from personal consulting or liaison work on the ground in France with our Lifeline Support service.

If you’ll be landing in the Languedoc area, we can help you find housing or provide you with the complete New Nest settling-in package.

Living the dream

Are you already living in France? If you need some help with a large project, like starting a business or moving house, our bilingual team can provide support to ease the process.

We can also assist with the famous French bureaucracy, whether you’re applying for a Carte Vitale, exchanging a driver’s license, or renewing your residency permit. Check out the Information and Assistance pages to see how we can help you.

Renestance can guide you

At each stage, you need access to Information, Assistance, and Community

Need answers to your burning questions?

Renestance has done the digging and written up the answers for you. We regularly report on information that affects you – tips and tricks for daily life in France, health, housing, cultural events, expat life, legal/fiscal changes in France, learning French, etc.

Consult our blog or e-books in the NEW SHOP.

Sit back and relax while the experienced Renestance team steps in. Get individual consulting or assistance with French administration anywhere in France. We can consult on a wide variety of subjects like making the move, cost of living, real estate, language learning, French culture, pursuing your passions, and making social connections.

Hire us for house-hunting and regional discovery in the Languedoc area.

You don’t have to do it alone. Join the community of English-speakers in France – learn from their mistakes and make some new friends.

Tap into Renestance’s partner network of reliable professionals who speak your language.

French Bureaucracy Survival Kit: a few tips and hints

You’re a non-EU citizen and plan on being in France for more than 90 days? Or you’re an EU citizen and want to apply for a stay permit, exchange your driver’s license or apply for healthcare? Then you will more than likely come into contact with the bureaucracy of the consulat, préfecture, mairie, or another representative of the French administration.

Emergency Numbers and Useful French Phrases in France

Emergency happens. If you or someone close to you is injured and you need urgent assistance, we thought we’d put together a list of phrases that you might want to print out and keep somewhere handy – but here’s hoping you won’t need them anytime soon!

Moving from the California Coast to the Mediterranean

It takes courage to move to a foreign country. When you are single and retired, it takes even more. Would you even consider it, if that country is almost 6000 miles away and you haven’t spoken the local language for 30 years?

The dream of a new life in France is often enough pull for people to take the leap. The pace of life is slower, the weather is warmer, the rich history is fascinating, the healthcare is excellent, and the food and drink delicious!

Renesting in France Seminar Success!

We had been talking about doing it for ages, and on Friday 23 March we finally held our first Renesting in France seminar. Our goal was to pack into one day as much essential information about living in France as possible. Our esteemed partners and we succeeded, and it even turned out to be a fun day.

Driving in France: Rules of the Road

Springtime in France is finally here. We can expect to see longer and warmer days, and a lot more traffic on the roads. Train journeys can be very relaxing, but to uncover France’s hidden gems, driving is better. Before you get behind the wheel and hit those nationales, here are some quirks about driving in France that you’ll want to keep in mind.

Creative Opportunities in Languedoc

Moving to a foreign country is an ideal time to pursue an artistic interest or creative hobby. Not only can you reshape your daily routine to find the time, but you’ll also meet a new group of international friends that share the same interest. France is well known for embracing the world of art and culture – from museums and galleries to dance ‘spectacles’.

If you are creative and artistically inclined, we’ve listed a few of the community and ‘hobby’ groups available in the Languedoc area.

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