You would like to rent an apartment...
To be successful in renting an apartment, a dossier of the following documents should be presented to the land-lord (except for short term rental) :
Photocopy of passport / identity card ( with photo )
Photocopies of last three month's pay slips
French resident permit ( for citizen outside the European Union & Switzerland )
Certificate of employment from your employer
certificate of study if the tenant is a student
For expatriates ( including temporary status ), rental of an apartment requires the opening of a Euro bank account in France.
In the case that a tenant's income is not sufficient for rental of an apartment :
Guarantor residing within French territory attesting that sufficient funds will be made available to cover the rent in the event of non-payment by the tenant. A French company with more than 5 years existence and sufficient guarantees can also be accepted.
A bank guarantee in favour of the land-lord or his / her representative for an amount equal to the rental period