💳 Opening a bank account
The ideal is to create a bank account even before your arrival in France to get a RIB. It will be required for you to settle into your accommodation. The easiest way is to create an account in a neobank that does not require proof of residence in France.
🧡We recommend you Revolut.
👉If you are already domiciled in France, you can open a bank account in a traditional bank or online bank.
Revolut bank, offers a free and unconditional bank account.
👉 No need for a French or European bank details, no proof of residence or income is required! Plus, with Revolut you can easily transfer money internationally!
🏠 Finding accommodation, a guarantor, home insurance
The priority when you arrive in France is to find accommodation. The ideal is to find accommodation before your arrival (some visa application processes require this). Different types of accommodation exist: student residences, shared accommodation, rental, homestay accommodation...
⚠️ To build your rental file you will need a guarantor.
💡You can apply for housing assistance or APL and request a simulation to know the amount that will be paid to you each month. This simulation can be added to your rental file!
Once the accommodation has been found, you will have to take out home insurance, it's mandatory in France!
🔎Studapart is a flat-hunting platform which includes all types of accomodation ads (student residences, flatshares, rentals, etc.).
👉 Simple and 100% online, Studapart offers personalized support and guarantees a secure reservation.
Wunderflats is the perfect hosting solution if you are looking for a medium-term furnished rental (1 month to 1 year).
👉Perfect for expats and international students, Wunderflats offers eligible for tthe mobility lease accomodation! 💼🎓
📱Choosing a telephone package and an internet box
If you are staying less than a year in France, you can opt for a prepaid SIM card without commitment. It's the easiest and fastest way to get a French phone number.
🧡We recommend Lycamobile because you don't need French bank details!
If you want to settle in France for more than a year and/or you have already opened a bank account in France, you can opt for a telephone subscription with or without commitment.
🧡We recommend you REDBYSFR.
Lycamobile offers unbeatable offers with international communications at lower prices.
👉 No need for a French bank account to obtain the SIM card
The ideal when you learn French is to be able to practice everywhere: at home, on the bus, on vacation...
👉Here are our tips for learning French everywhere while having fun!
Bonhomme de chemin offers small pocket guides that make French conversation easier.
👉Each word is represented with a picture and simplified phonetic pronunciation.
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✈️ Travelling in France and discovering your city
You want to discover France but you have a small budget?
👉Discover our tips: comparing train or bus tickets at low prices, reimbursement in the event of a canceled flight...
Have you suffered from a flight delay or cancellation?
👉AirHelp is a company that helps air passengers get compensation (up to €600 per passenger) for delayed, canceled or overbooked flights suffered over the past 3 years.