This question was asked on 2nd September 2014 and has been read 1428 times.
I got a student account with BNP Paribas - it was so easy and it also provided me with room insurance, which is compulsory in France. Just make sure to take all your documents with you - passport, proof of French address, proof of student status - so it can all be sorted out on the spot.
I was also with BNP Paribas and it was really quick and simple to set up. To save me writing out the whole process again you can read my blog post I wrote explaining the process.
I hope that helps! :)
I heard good things about bnp. I would definitely say don't go with LCL. I was with the Champs Ã‰lysÃ©es branch in Paris and the customer service was atrocious. If you're just studying though you can get away with just using a currency card like Caxton or Endsleigh and pay your rent using the post office international transfers because opening a bank account can be a hassle.
I would also definitely recommend BNP Paribas!
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