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Is your resolution for 2016 to make the move to France? How about trying out the area first? In this week’s blog, we hear from Julie and Rick who tapped into Renestance’s services to do just that. Julie and Rick spent a month this autumn in Palavas-les-Flots (near Montpellier) to check out the region. They both speak some French but got stuck when their new landlord required renters’ insurance. Enter Renestance! Having previously spent five years of their retirement in Costa Rica, Julie and Rick speak firsthand to the benefits of having support when navigating systems in a foreign country.


So You Want to Live in France

Soooo. You have read about it, dreamt about it, and (oh, so tentatively) planned it…
You want to live in France! What do you do? How do you go about it? Well, you talk to people. You get solid advice from those who know all the ins and outs. Moving to another country is *stressful* and full of unknowns; you want to talk about every little detail with people who know what you’re going through, *and* can help you solve your problems and allay your fears.

Enter Renestance! Dennelle and her team are there to help! We met Dennelle yesterday (in person, finally 🙂 – she’s sharp *and* very nice); she had helped us with a tricky insurance issue with our rental apartment before we got to France. She contacted the landlady for clarification, when we couldn’t (due to both time differences and the language of legal documents), and researched insurance companies and rules for us. This extra layer of information gave us some confidence and relieved a lot of anxiety about our reception here.

Please note: we have no incentive for touting Renestance, other than helping those who are interested in making their move to France easier. Having had the help of an immigration / how-to-live-here association in Costa Rica, we definitely know the value of this type of organization.

This article was originally published on Julie’s blog, Slow Traveling. Check it out for more on Julie and Rick’s adventures.

We at Renestance wish you a happy new year! If you have a problem with renter’s insurance or any other logistical issues in moving to France, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Renestance for a free twenty minute session by phone or Skype. May all your dreams come true in 2016.

Natasha Freidus

Natasha Freidus was Renestance’s first blog editor and web content advisor. She is a consultant and trainer specialising in multimedia storytelling. You can learn more about her work at her website, Creative Narrations. Natasha moved to Roujan from Seattle in early 2013 with her husband and two children.

All articles by: Natasha Freidus

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