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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We regularly post new articles about various subjects pertaining to living in France: finances, health, language.

Stay informed and get some insiders tips in the process!

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We work hard to get the best results for our customers, and we do it pretty well! Learn from past and returning customers how they rate their experience with Renestance.

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.

Top 5 Places to Retire in Languedoc

France has been one of the most popular retirement destinations for ages. With its traditional way of life, rurality, bargain property prices, accessibility to healthcare and transport links to many international cities – France feels closer to ‘home’ than many other countries.

Languedoc, now officially in the Occitanie region, offers all these things and more. The temperate climate and Mediterrean ‘joie de vivre’ offer English-speakers a Provençal lifestyle at a discount!

Autumn/Winter Events in Languedoc

As the summer holidays are now over and France returns to work, there are still plenty of opportunities to have a great day out. We’ve taken a look at just a few of the many interesting events in the calendar coming up in the later part of the year.

Can you Protect your Family from Succession Tax?

There are various aspects to consider once you have moved to France, particularly if you are retired and plan to spend the rest of your days here. While financial planning for your new life will be high on the list, you also need to take some time to think about estate planning and protecting your heirs from succession tax and France’s strict succession laws.

Useful French Food and Cooking Phrases

France and food seem to always go together! We’ll take a look at some phrases that pop up frequently in restaurants and cooking – and often with completely different meanings than we thought!

Living Alone in France

Moving abroad on your own can seem very daunting, but you are not alone! Approximately 60% of the inquiries we receive are from people considering a move to France without a partner. And sometimes, people who make the move with a partner wind up on their own, too.

Moving to France from Canada

In November 2018, Canadians Leah and Alan were referred to Renestance to find their French dream home, and they signed a Mandat de Recherche to hire Renestance as their exclusive buying agent.

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