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22 Things I can do in the USA that I can’t in France

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on everything else

things i can do in usa and not in france

At first glance, France and the USA don’t seem that different, but if you dig deeper, you’ll quickly see that the two cultures have some significant differences. Some differences are pretty minor and others might really stick out to you. My post on things you can do in France that you can’t in the USA was a hit, so here’s the reverse: Things you can do in the USA that you can’t in France.

Enjoy!

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!

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