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.

Micro-Entreprise ? What you may have missed in 2020 and should know for 2021

Many English speakers living in France have registered as self-employed micro-entrepreneurs. Running a small business always has its challenges, but 2020 was an exceptionally difficult year. In this comprehensive article we cover the support measures in place and other information to highlight changes for the coming year.

Happy Holidays & Farewell 2020


Like many of you, we usually do a year-in-review in December and a look ahead to the New Year. And also like you, our 2020 turned out radically different from the outlook last December! Pretty much nothing happened as planned this year.

Discovering the 17 Villages of Canal Lirou

“Vineyards as far as the eye can see”… That phrase really sums up the first impression of Canal Lirou, the administrative name given to a group of communes situated somewhere between Carcassonne, Montpellier and Narbonne.

The French use the term commune frequently, as there are over 30,000 of them here! It identifies which administration center, or town hall mairie, is responsible for that geographically defined area – whether it’s a city borough or a hamlet.

Last Chance to Establish Residency in France and Safeguard your EU rights

Time is ticking! If you’re British, you may be thinking it’s already too late and your dream to live in France is lost. It’s not – there is still time! Not much of course, as you need to establish an address in France before 31 December, 2020. And the perfect storm of COVID-19 plus Brexit has made it extremely difficult to get to France and do a property search. That’s why we at Renestance have reached out to our local community of internationals to compile a list of places ready to receive you and provide you with an official French address.

Sending a Letter in France

In this modern age, posting letters and cards is less common than ever before, but it’s still very much a part of life in France – a nation renowned for its love of paperwork and bureaucracy!

Like all things in a new culture, there are some things to get used to when it comes to letter-writing French-style.

French Lockdown, Round 2

This morning, before I’d even turned on my phone, the hair salon called to move my appointment up to today, our last day before five weeks of lockdown in France. There was much more traffic on the road as I took our son to his last day of baseball camp, as everyone is scrambling to get last things done and stock up on essentials before midnight. My colleague, Wim, posted in our company slack channel that no real estate agents are accepting appointments for visits now. Other activities and appointments have been cancelled for our family, and I’m not sure if we’ll be able to take our cats to the vet on Saturday. We’re in that low-scale disaster relief mode when something unexpected throws all your plans and routines up in the air.

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