I saw a posting for international bank accounts and would like to ask a similar question especially for France.
I am just looking for a bank account in France, as I seemingly need one for a contract for a French mobile phone.
As I have a company in Belgium and Family in Germany, I need easy bank transfer via internet to other European countries. What I found out now, is that some banks operate more national than international and some are quite expensive for the bank transfers.
I was thinking of staying with ING via Internet (I have an account in Brussels), as they offer a virtual bank account for France. But as far as I understood, you also need an additional classic account at a bank with "cheques".
Banks like Caisse d'Epargne don't even have international transfer via Internet, so I am looking for something more international. The only one I found is the BNP, where I am just negociating if they would give me a few free first months for my professional account.
I am located closer to Chambéry (Lyon would be too far to pass regulary), so the choice is limited anyway, but maybe you have some ideas?