I have a friend who has closed their bank account. The bank gave them a cheque (?!). How do they cash it?
Love this question - we await the answer with repressed laughter..... it's a very good question!
The automatic follow-up question to this is .... can one endorse a cheque in France and thus someone else cashes it and pays you the cash?
Open another bank account, pay it in, remove the cash and close the bank account, simples.
Or if they have a UK account it can be paid in easily, even if in euros, I have done it myself.