How do I set up a bank account in France?

I'm reading up on finding accommodation in Paris and have come across information that says you can't pay your deposit with an English cheque. But don't I need proof of address to open a bank account? What is the best way around to do things and how am I best taking my money with me? Also, what bank accounts would you recommend? Thank you!

This question was asked by Faye Howard , asked on 10th August 2015 and has been read 2619 times.

  • Global Graduates · 7 years ago

    Hi Faye,

    Here are some ways that fellow students have got passed this issue! We can also recommend Transferwise as a really useful way to send money abroad.

    The TYA Team

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