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.

Renesting in France Seminar 6 April 2019

All you need to know about living in the Languedoc region of France

Our full-day seminar will cover essential information to making your life in the region a success.

Wherever you are in the process

Renestance has the savoir-faire and connections to help

Dreaming

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.

Meet the Renestance Girls – the #FrenchDreamLife Team!

As you may have seen from our Meet the Team page – all of us at Renestance have had our own unique experience of moving to France. Collectively we have lived here over 50 years and individually we all have our own areas of expertise.

We thought it would be a bit of fun to compare some of our own views about ‘la vie francaise’. (more…)

Countdown to Brexit: Carte de Sejour Applications

Whether British or not, it’s becoming difficult to avoid the stream of media articles and speculation surrounding Britain’s withdrawal from the EU due to occur on 29th March 2019.

Animal Rescue in Languedoc

The Renestance team are all animal lovers. Dennelle has 2 cats, Jen a cat and dog, Nicole 2 dogs and a cat and myself 2 hound dogs. We love our pets and consider them special members of our families – but not all animals in France have landed so fortunately on their furry feet.

There are 12 main shelters for cats and dogs in Languedoc, and all of them bursting at the seams with unwanted animals.

Autumn Food, Wine and Christmas Events in Occitanie

After an extended summer and some lovely warm October days, the autumn season has finally arrived in Languedoc! The wine-harvest ‘les vendanges’ has been one of the longest for many years, and in spite of hailstorms and heavy rains, indications are that this crop will be a good one – so keep an eye out for Languedoc wines from 2018!

The winter evenings may be drawing-in but there’s plenty going on in the region at this time of year, especially when it comes to food and drink. We’ve compiled a list of autumn events and other suggestions of things to see and do – there’s something for everyone here!

The Renestance Guide to Learning French

Are you looking to perfect your French or just achieve the basic survival level? Wherever you are along the learning curve, you’re going to need a game plan. Mastering French doesn’t happen on its own – it takes time, effort and commitment.

France Transitions to “Pay-As-You-Earn” Tax System

If you live in France, you’ve probably heard that big changes are coming to the income tax declaration/withholding system. Historically, taxpayers have filed a declaration and paid tax on income earned in the previous year…no income tax was withheld at the source. From 2019, the “Prélèvement à la source” (P.A.S.) will be applied to almost all French sources of income. This concerns salaried workers (employees or self-employed) as well as retirees. Employers or the paying agencies will deduct the tax due at the time of the payment.

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