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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.

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.

Check out our blog

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!

"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.

Autumn Dates and Tax Deadlines in France

In this article we take a quick look at events in the calendar for autumn, and some important reminders for property tax.

Renesting in France Webinars 2021 – Meet the Presenters!

The annual Renesting in France Seminar will be taking place online 8-9 November!

Design your French Home to Fit your Home Culture

One of the ways we help people relocate to France is to help them create and feather a ‘new nest’. If you are trying to settle into a new way of life, we want you to feel at home as quickly as possible. Introducing some touches of your home culture to the decor can keep you connected to your roots. With this in mind we can help out with furniture orders or delivery, installation of utilities, even buying towels or linens, pots and pans.

Every one of us in the Renestance Team have moved to France bringing a piece of our home culture to our French ‘nests’. If you would like to do the same, take a look at this article below for a few tips and ideas.

Seafront Promenade Along the Etang de Thau

On the west side of Montpellier is a city that lives on the edge of the Etang de Thau. Mèze, a new tourist destination, has developed and embellished at a rapid pace these last few years, constantly renovating its seafront promenades, harbour, and old centre.

SMS Abbreviations for Texting in French

If you are learning French you’ll know there are not just regional dialects, formal terms and acronyms – there is of course, slang! This ‘everyday language’ is perhaps one of the most challenging to learn. A mix of informal abbreviations and symbols used in email, text messaging (SMS), social media and chatrooms – the terms and phrases are changing all the time!

In this article we take a quick look at understanding French – SMS style!

French Social Security Numbers

As in most countries, in France, when you enter the Social Security system, you are allocated your own unique Social Security (SS) number. This magic number unlocks many advantages, takes several forms, and is paid for by various means. In this article, we’ll take a look at all of these points with the aim of demystifying the facts surrounding your French numéro de sécurité sociale!

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