After three years in Amiens, famed for its cathedral, circus, canals and Gothic architecture, local attractions for the French Canadian now include an indoor ski slope and an IKEA.
It is fitting, then, that he is helping to construct something tangible with Ryan Finnerty, Clan's new head coach. The pair have been tasked with building a team sturdy enough to withstand the pressure of a swelling support's desire for success, something their predecessors have failed to cope with.
The early signs are encouraging. Only last week Clan triumphed in the Aladdin Cup, ironically beating Amiens before toppling Nottingham Panthers - another of Bergin's former clubs - in a penalty shoot-out, to claim the first noteworthy piece of silverware in the franchise's short existence.
With tonight's visit of Dundee Stars signalling the start of their Elite League campaign, continuing that form is at the forefront of Bergin's mind.
"When Ryan took the job he started to build a team his way," he said. "We haven't really thought about what has gone before. We just want to put our own stamp on things; it's about starting afresh. Everything he has coached has been based on fast pace, hard work, putting the puck deep in a North American style. We must have team toughness: that's what the fans can expect and that will start against Dundee."
Bergin hasn't had much time to yearn for his for old life 70 miles north of Paris, nor has he had the chance to explore his new home in Scotland.
However, the 31-year-old revealed he has brought with him a rather special keepsake of his time in France. "I enjoyed my time there, made a lot of good friends and even met my future wife there, who is now with me in Scotland," said the former Cincinnati Cyclone and Basingstoke Bison forward.
"We haven't had time to do much but my fiancée is in charge of getting our apartment sorted and organising some sightseeing. I'm sure we'll be busy. It's a different way of life over there, but the new challenge here is going to be a lot of fun."
Around 3000 Scottish ice hockey fans are holding him to that.