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.

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!

Surviving cancer in France

Last September, Cancer Support France (CSF) groups all across France organized “Activity for Life” events to raise awareness and funds for the national and regional charities. At Renestance, we know what a fantastic job CSF do helping English-speakers living in France and wanted to share a story from one of the many people they have helped.

Men’s Health in France – It’s Movember!

International Men’s Day (IMD) is November 19th each year. Celebrated in over 70 countries, one of the main objectives is focusing on men’s and boys’ health. A spin-off of IMD is called Movember, an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. So, in honor of Movember, in lieu of growing a moustache to show our support for Men’s health, we ladies thought we’d explore health as it pertains to men in France, with the goal of getting you some insider tips on how to stay healthy, as a monsieur, in the land of cheese, wine and pastries.

How Seniors Stay in Shape in France

Adding life to your years and years to your life.

It’s universal knowledge that good health means eating right, exercising and checking in with the doctor every so often. But as a senior, how do you stay in shape in a new country, despite its endless supply of croissants and full fat cheeses?

We sat down with French sports coach, researcher and professor, Gilles Toubon, who has worked with seniors for over 25 years and he gave us some tips on why and how to stay fit in France.

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