French restaurateur who established The Hermitage (L'Hermitage) restaurant in the former Paling's building in Ash Street with her husband, Henry. Jeanne later opened another restaurant of the same name on West Esplanade, Manly.
Jeanne and Henry were instrumental in establishing the Wine and Food Society of NSW. Members of the society asked the Renaults to set up a ‘base’ for their society, so their restaurant became the society's home. While Jeanne worked 'front of house' at The Hermitage, Henry was their chef until he established Renault and Company, a wine importing business, in 1947.