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Big roundup of my favorite Oui In France posts on French culture

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France

Big roundup of my favorite Oui In France posts on French culture

France is a fascinating country, and as you can see by the 500+ posts on my blog, I have a lot to say about this place I now call home. One of the most popular topics on my blog is French culture and it’s one of my favorite things to write about. From silly mistakes and misunderstandings to general “good to know” posts for those of you coming to France, I delight in writing about French cultural differences. As I near my 5th year of blogging at Oui In France, I’m rounding up a big list of my favorite French culture posts. Some are old and have gotten buried in the archives and some are more recent.

ENJOY!

How to open a French bank account as an American

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France

how to open a French bank account as an American

After moving to France, one of the first things you’ll want to do is open a French bank account. You’ll need a French bank account to pay your bills, to easily withdraw cash, and to get paid by your employer, for starters. Sometimes simply opening an account can seem like a catch-22 with all the requirements: you need proof of address to open your account, but to get an apartment, you need a bank account. And that’s just the beginning. If you’re interested in how to open a French bank account as an American, you’ll want to continue reading. Is it as much of a headache as it seems?

Read on for my experience and tips!

Rochefort-en-Terre is a favorite for a reason

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on life in France, travel

Rochefort-en-Terre brittany village

Even on an overcast day, Rochefort-en-Terre is spectacular. The Brittany village located in the Morbihan department was voted “Le Village Préféré Des Francais 2016” (French people’s favorite village) and I saw it with my own eyes last month.

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