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Renestance proposes a enchanting living experience in the south of France for English-speaking individuals.
Renestance proposes a enchanting living experience in the south of France for English-speaking individuals.

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This is the second article in our series 'Lost in Traduction' – things you didn’t know you’d have to translate in France! 12 Things Lost in Translation When the French Speak English

#English #French #languagelearning #expats

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The key to dealing with French bureaucracy is to be well-prepared!

Here is our French Bureaucracy Survival Kit – the main items to have on file at any given moment to successfully jump through the inevitable and infamous administrative hoops!

#renestance #France #paperwork
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A list of French phrases and phone numbers that you can print out and keep somewhere handy in case of an emergency

#firstaid #sos #emergency #France
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It takes courage to move to a foreign country. When you are single and retired, it takes even more. Would you even consider it, if that country is almost 6000 miles away and you haven’t spoken the local language for 30 years?
The dream of a new life in France is often enough pull for people to take the leap. The pace of life is slower, the weather is warmer, the rich history is fascinating, the healthcare is excellent, and the food and drink delicious!

Renestance was created to help make your dream life in France a reality. In late 2017 we helped Linda, 69, move from Morro Bay, California to a new home along the Languedoc coast with the New Nest service.

Here’s what she has to say about going through the process and her new life in France.

#AmericansinFrance #retirement #France #Languedoc #Mediterranean
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On Friday 23 March we held our first Renesting in France seminar. Our goal was to pack into one day as much essential information about living in France as possible!

The seminar program included presentations on:

French taxes and setting-up a business (Sebastien Giordano, AUGEFI)
Immigration and Residency (Jennifer Rowell-Gastard, Renestance)
Buying and Renting Property (Dennelle Taylor Nizoux, Renestance)
Letting Property and Property Management (Iain Laverock, Go Languedoc)
French Healthcare and PUMa (Nicole Hammond, Renestance)
Private Health Insurance (Tony Mason, Soficas)
Tax and inheritance considerations for US citizens (Pierre Taponier, Taponier Avocats)
Strategies for learning French (Jennifer Rowell-Gastard, Renestance and Grégory Penot, Victoria’s Language School)
Regional Discovery (Nancy McGee, Absolutely Southern France)
Social Life: Clubs, Associations and Volunteering (Barbara-Anne Larden – The Tuesday Club), (Theo Platings – Cancer Support France), (Cerese Chassang Smothers – American Women’s Club)

We were lucky to have additional experts on hand that day too: Fiona Warren, (Currency Transfers – Currencies Direct), Robert Hendry (Financial Advice – Devere France), Gregory Hanson (French Law- Hanson Avocat).

Videos will be available on the website shortly.

#renestance #movetoFrance #livethedream #AmericansinFrance
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Springtime in France is finally here. We can expect to see longer and warmer days, and a lot more traffic on the roads. Train journeys can be very relaxing, but to uncover France’s hidden gems, driving is better. Before you get behind the wheel and hit those 'nationales', here are some quirks about driving in France that you’ll want to keep in mind.

#drivinginfrance #prioriteadroite #frenchroads #rulesoftheroad #france
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Moving to a foreign country is an ideal time to pursue an artistic interest or creative hobby. Not only can you reshape your daily routine to find the time, but you’ll also meet a new group of international friends that share the same interest. France is well known for embracing the world of art and culture – from museums and galleries to dance ‘spectacles’.

If you are creative and artistically inclined, we’ve listed a few of the community and ‘hobby’ groups available in the Languedoc area.

#art #hobbies #crafts #photography #urbansketchers #languedoc
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Visit the website for the "who's who" guide to our Renesting in France seminar in Montpellier - meet the presenters that will be talking with delegates during the event …

#relocation #France #Montpellier
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When thinking of France, food is often one of the first things that pops into the head. After all, cuisine is a French word and so are most culinary terms: au gratin, au jus, bain marie, beurre blanc are all in the English dictionary. The likes of the late Paul Bocuse and other grands chefs are venerated by culinary arts students and foodies around the world. As a westerner, it might be easier to adapt to French food habits, because most of the ingredients are familiar. However, if you scratch the surface, there are obvious differences and some unusual habits that take some getting used to.

Here are 20 tips on how to frenchify your daily food habits!

#Frenchfood
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Renovating a French property is not for the faint-hearted! If you are ready to renovate a house in France there's some useful guidance here... #frenchproperty #france #renovation
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