MEET THE TEAM
Dennelle Taylor Nizoux
President & Founder
All of sudden, ten years flew by and I had a tall, dark and handsome French husband, a flat in Paris next to the Bois, and two gorgeous little Franco-Americans…I would not have even dared to dream of a life so perfect. Except it wasn’t really perfect, because life never is. Paris is a breath-taking city, but it’s a bit lacking in the UV department. In 2010, our family moved to sunnier days in the South of France, which reminds me a lot of my native California. Once again, I feel like I should pinch myself – I truly am living the dream!
During my 15 years with a global telecommunications company, I worked in areas as varied as Finance, Strategic Development, Marketing and Project Management. It was when researching the possibility of moving my parents over that I became interested in providing solutions to English-speaking retirees in France.
If you have ever dreamed of living in France (like I did), Renestance is here to make it easier. Learn from our experience and enjoy the exceptional quality of life in France, without all the hassle.
Complementing my repertoire of French life experience, I have married and divorced in France, overseen three of my own property renovations, and now rent out my current family home for short term summer rentals, and my gîte (holiday cottage) for winter lets. After my daughter was born in 2006, I ran a cottage industry business for several years, renting baby and toddler equipment to holidaymakers in the region. Now that my daughter is steadily working her way through the French school system, I am back in the working saddle again!
I see myself as friendly and efficient, and I love my job! I’m ready and waiting to help remove the complexities of French administration so that you can relax and enjoy your life in France.
Isabelle is French and originally from Paris. After leaving college she moved to the UK where she 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.
A long time ago, when animals still spoke, I grew up in the absurd and imaginary Kingdom of Belgium. A miraculous world of the Smurfs and Tintin, birthplace of Audrey Hepburn and Manneken Pis, where chocolate rivers flow and the jam is being pumped. All this made me want to become the jester eating frites and drinking beer, mocking the lord, secretly conjuring a smile on the face of the beautiful yet sad lady.
7 years ago, I left these mystical wetlands and I arrived in the land of wine and honey which turned out to be equally as mysterious as my birthland.
I’m a tourist guide in ‘Montpelhièr’, where I tell stories about nice and weird and fuzzy and crazy people wearing hats or crowns or berets. I show travelers where the gargoyle dragon sleeps it’s eternal sleep, but only if they promise not to wake it. I lead the way through the narrow and winding roads of the medieval city.
I engage myself in helping newcomers that – just like me – have fallen madly in love with this sunlit region. Whether you need shelter or a guide through the dazzling yet maze-like world of French administration, I’ll be there for you.
Born in Belgium, Flemish, English and French speaking, Griet arrived in France in 2010, together with her Belgian husband and cat.
“In the first place, we moved to France to have more sunshine and less rain but now we realize the French way of life, fantastic food and of course good wines are a nice bonus.
My husband and I already carried several small renovation projects, and have a lot of experience in holiday lettings as we rent out two small village houses ourselves in which we welcome tourists. I also previously worked 8 years as independent sales agent for an international holiday letting agency.
I love exploring the region, taking photos, looking for nice wines and searching for little treasures in the many flea markets.
For the past 10 years, we’ve lived in the Gard department, close to the Bouches-du-Rhône. I remember that we had big difficulties to get all the paperwork done when we arrived in France and even though now I speak very good French, it can sometimes still be challenging.
One thing is sure for us, moving to France was our best decision so far in our life. I am happy to help you where I can to make the French dream also possible for you.”
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
From age 9, when I met my first American friend at a hot air balloon fair, I’ve been interested in the English language and culture. Lucky enough to travel quite a lot to Canada and the United States and being exposed to English, I’ve then become fascinated by computers, their pseudo-languages and the first RPG games in text mode. Later came the early Internet, where most of the resources were in English (and very few in French). By the time I was twenty-four, I was fluent enough to be ready for the next step of my life : meeting the american woman who would become my wife and the mother of my two kids.
Knowing that, it feels quite fitting that I now have the pleasure of helping anglophones move to France from the front stage (by co-founding part of Renestance) as well as from behind the scene (by providing online tools) with one goal : make their life a dream in France!