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The Renesting in France seminar 2019 will take place on the 6th April in Montpellier.  This popular event is a unique opportunity for English-speakers to consult with experts on a wide range of topics related to moving-to or living in France.  

In addition to the presentations given in the morning, anyone attending the seminar will have the opportunity to pre-book a 1:1 consultation in the afternoon to discuss their own personal circumstances.

Meet the Experts

French taxes & self-employment

Sebastien Giordano


After four years working for a well-known international accounting and audit company, Sebastien decided to work for himself and incorporated AUGEFI in 2006.

Speaking English, he has a wide experience in supporting English speaking clients in their steps to start and run a business in France.

English speaking companies and individuals are part of his client portfolio, which also includes businesses in the tourism sector, very prominent in the South.

Cross-border financial issues for US Persons

Pierre Taponier


Pierre is a New York attorney as well as a French avocat, admitted to practice law both in New York and Paris.

He has worked for a number of law firms in tax and business law before opening his own practice.

Pierre is involved with the American expat community and is the Treasurer of the American University Clubs of France. He provides the entire range of tax and legal services to meet his clients’ needs.

Renting or Purchasing property in France

Dennelle Taylor Nizoux


After studying in Aix-en-Provence in the 90s and moving to Paris with her work in 2000, Dennelle and her family moved to Montpellier in 2010.

She has plenty of personal experience with settling into French life and understands all the key elements of integration.

She has rented, purchased, renovated and rented out property in France. In addition, she holds a French Bachelors in Real Estate, so knows the laws, tax and inheritance implications of owning property.

She launched Renestance in 2015 to help other English-speakers dreaming of the French lifestyle.

Private Health Insurance Policies

Tony Mason


SOFICAS Health Insurance is an independent broker that can bring you the best financial and technical solutions regarding your individual health insurance needs in France.

They specialize in Health Insurance, Top-Up and Full Private cover for the English speaking population living in France, or on the point of doing so.

As the French ‘Securité Sociale’ health system undergoes regular changes, Soficas also help you understand how differences could affect your own personal circumstances.

Property Letting & Management

Iain Laverock


Iain moved to France 12 years ago and is the Managing Director of the property rental business Go Languedoc.

From a standing start of just 5 rental properties 10 years ago, Go Languedoc now advertises over 500 villas and apartments for rent, as well as 150 long term rental properties.

Recently, Iain has developed a niche business advising property investors on suitable rental properties to purchase in South France.

Social Security & PUMA

Lucien Flament


Lucien is bilingual (English/French) and deals with labor law and pensions and benefits.

He provides advice to assist businesses with hiring and firing, employment implications of strategic decisions, length and adjustment of working time, collective and individual labor relations.

He litigates regularly in front of all French courts relevant to labor law and pensions and benefits.

Immigration & Residency

Jennifer Rowell-Gastard


Originally from Vermont, Jennifer has lived and worked in France since 1998. After living in Paris for 7 years she moved South, for more than just the winter.

Jennifer is an entrepreneur, French bureaucracy veteran, translator and French as a foreign language teacher.

She enjoys helping people jump through administrative hoops with relative ease, plan their move and discover the region.

Healthcare, Carte Vitale & PUMa

Nicole Hammond


Nicole is an expert in helping Anglophones navigate the French healthcare system.

She is a bilingual Brit that has lived in France since 2002.

With a wealth of experience of life in France, she is the Administrative Assistance Expert at Renestance assisting English speakers with all matters relating to Carte Vitale and PUMa.


Wills & Succession

François Cathala


Francois is based in the Ariège engaged as a Notaire for the areas around Mirepoix and Lavelanet.

He specializes in assisting international clients with house purchases,family, business and tax law, particularly wills and inheritance obligations non-French citizens residing in France.

Life in the Aude

Thalia Jacobs


Originally from the Flemish part of Belgium, Thalia lived in Florida for 12 years before moving to the Narbonne area of Languedoc in 2014 with her American husband, two dogs and a cat.

She has had to jump through all the French administration’s various hoops so that her husband could live and work in France legally!. As a licensed immobilier in the Narbonne area Thalia is also able to advise on property searches and administrative procedures within the Aude department.

Setting up a Business

Isabelle Martinez


Isabelle is French and originally from Paris. After leaving college she moved to the UK where he lived, worked and started a family.

After 20 years in the UK, Isabelle returned to France in 2014, and although fully bilingual found it hard to find a job. She returned to her studies and graduated in 2016 in a management role assisting companies.

She fully understands the challenges faced when trying to set-up a business in France and helps Renestance clients through the Micro Entrepreneur process.

Currency Transfers

Fiona Warren


After relocating to France in 2009 with her young family Fiona joined the Currencies Direct team early in 2010 and has been the representative for the Occitanie region ever since, working with partners, private and corporate clients across France.

The world of foreign exchange can be a minefield – since 1996 Currencies Direct have helped over 210,000 clients safely and securely transfer funds around the world, helping them get the most for their money, whether it’s a large amount for a property purchase or a small monthly pension transfer.

The Renesting in France seminar program includes a number of short presentations on a wide range of topics. Participants will then have plenty of opportunities for one-to-one consultation during the breaks, the catered lunch, and during the breakout session hour.
In addition to the experts above,  there will be additional contributors from regional social groups, volunteer organizations and tour guides.

Renesting in France Seminar 2019

Only a few days left – do not miss your chance to know all the insider tips about living in France!

Event Information

Renesting in France Seminar 2019: 6 April 2019

Montpellier, France

250€ per person (or 400€ per couple)

Lunch, refreshments, brochure, printed summary of all presentations, goody bag

Closing date for registrations
5pm 15 March 2019 (GMT+1)


For information on transport, where to stay, and the Real Estate & Real Life tours taking place after the event, take a look at our seminar brochure by clicking on its image below!

Dennelle Taylor Nizoux

Dennelle is the President of Renestance and a bilingual American who’s lived in France since 2000. She loves so many things about France, its language, culture, geography, quality of life... that she started a business to help others realize their dreams of living in this incredible place.

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