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.

Welcome to our new website!

Find more information and opportunities for interaction throughout the pages. Browse the brand new web shop and enjoy a better mobile experience.

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.

You Mean French Healthcare Isn’t Free?

If you filed French income taxes in 2016, you may have recently received a letter from URSSAF asking for money.

Holiday Homes That Pay Their Way

Owning a second home in France can be a smart financial move. Every year tourists flock to the country’s charming villages to enjoy the famous food and wine. The South of France remains a top vacation destination, with its sunny climate and relaxed lifestyle. With the right kind of property and approach, you can generate a respectable income.

If you’re thinking about buying your own little corner of France to rent out, then here are some things to consider.

The Blessed, Dreaded Year-in-Review

Ah, the blessed, dreaded year-in-review. Is it a thrill for you to look back at the last twelve months and amaze at how much happened? All the celebrities who died and politicians who fell from grace. To see how your investments paid off and whether you stuck to that resolution of exercising more? And how about your annual review at work? Looking forward to that like a root canal? Or you’re energized, ready to wipe the slate clean and start over with some new goals?

Our top 10 French idioms related to food

You may have noticed that every Wednesday we publish the meaning of common French idioms on our Facebook page. But when you think of French culture, very often French cuisine comes to mind….and it’s one of the many many reasons we love living here! Well food is definitely at the heart of the culture, but it’s an essential ingredient to the language, too.

Self-employment in France: Registering as a Micro-Entrepreneur

Would you like to run your own business in France? Did you move here to escape the 9-to-5 but still want your own social security number? Do you have a job but have an idea for an exciting side project in France? Registering as a Micro-Entrepreneur could be your next best move.

On Two Wheels: Cycling in France

Every country boasts a ‘National Sport’. Depending on whose opinion you believe, what time of year it is, and even what part of the country you are in, opinions will vary. In France however, there can be little doubt that cycling is up near the top of the list. Every year the country hosts the famous Tour de France, the world’s greatest free-to-spectators sporting event. Over 12 million people travel to watch the spectacle first hand**, and according to Wikipedia, with 3.5 billion people watching some or all of it on television. Cycling in France is BIG news!

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