I've been in France a few days now, and I'm looking to rent somewhere (hotels etc being a little expensive for the long term). Having spoken with a few agents, they all seem to want a Euro denominated cheque for the caution (deposit).
Now, the problem is that I don't have a French bank account, so I don't have a euro cheque book with which to write a caution cheque.
We've a good question on How to open bank account in France if I don't have address of residence yet, but sadly it doesn't have any simple answers on how to resolve the catch-22 that is opening a bank account without a permanent address, and without the chequebook to get one.
So, what I'm wondering is - are there any alternative ways of supplying the caution money other than a cheque, which is likely to be accepted? A cheque in another currency perhaps? (I have cheque books in GBP Sterling and USD Dollars for example). Euro bank transfer somewhere secure? Euro cash with appropriate receipts? Anything else?