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.

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.

Renesting in France Seminar 2018: Topics and Speakers

The first Renesting in France seminar will take place on the 23rd of this month in Montpellier. We are busy finalizing plans to ensure the day will be packed with useful information and provide answers to all your questions about life in France. The event is a unique opportunity for English-speakers to consult with experts on a wide range of topics related to moving-to or living in the Languedoc.

Meet the presenters that will be talking with delegates during the seminar …


20 Tips on How to ‘Frenchify’ Your Daily Food Habits

When thinking of France, food is often one of the first things that pops into the head. After all, cuisine is a French word and so are most culinary terms: au gratin, au jus, bain marie, beurre blanc are all in the English dictionary. The likes of the late Paul Bocuse and other grands chefs are venerated by culinary arts students and foodies around the world. As a young college graduate, just arrived in Paris, my experience of French cuisine was limited to what I thought à la mode meant (hint: it has nothing to do with food). As a westerner, it might be easier to adapt to French food habits, because most of the ingredients are familiar. However, if you scratch the surface, there are obvious differences and some unusual habits that take some getting used to.

Here are my 20 tips on how to frenchify your daily food habits!

Are you Ready to Renovate a French Property?

If you dream of owning a house in France but have limited money to spend, you might be tempted to tackle a renovation project. Think you’re up for the challenge? Before you jump into ‘fixer-upper’ territory, read on for some essential food for thought (and see our recent Cautionary Tales of Property Renovation blog article too!).

Our Top 10 French Weather Idioms

The weather has been big news in France this month. Freezing temperatures, flooding in many regions of the country and a heavy snowfall in Paris for the first time in 30 years. We thought we’d take a look at some weather related French phrases and what they really mean …

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