How do I open a bank account in France?



Having a bank account during your exchange time (one semester or two) is more than useful since you will have to make expenses almost everyday. You can contact many French banks such as: Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Crédit du Nord, Caisse d'Epargne, LCL


What are the required documents?

→ Passport and / or ID

→ Student card

→ Proof of residence: 

- if bills under your name: electricity or gas bill less than 3 months in date

- if bills under your host: you need a residence certificate from your host and its ID Card and an electricity or gas bill at your host’s name, less than 3 months in date