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    Using Credit Cards in France

    by EmelineS Written Aug 15, 2012

    Miscellaneous: I used different credit cards during a trip to Paris in May and here is the scoop:

    There are three types of credit cards:
    1)signature (U.S.A. style without a chip)
    2)chip and signature (e.g. issued by JP Morgan)
    3)chip and pin (e.g. issued by Travelex at airports)

    Signature cards are accepted at all restaurants, hotels, museums, etc. with a live cashier.
    Chip and signature cards work at all places the signature card works AND at unattended kiosks (e.g. metro, velib). The machine skips the step of asking for a pin.
    Chip and pin cards work EVERYWHERE and you must provide a 4 digit pin.

    Hope this helps future travellers to France!

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    More Money!

    by ScubaBoy Written Feb 15, 2006

    Miscellaneous: If you are going to Paris, take loads of money, the place is rip off city. I can't believe they charge more for local beer than the same (non local) beer in London!!! £3.50 a pint in happy hour is not good value at all.

    Coffee for £3 - who are they kidding!!!

    And we went in the expensive areas either!

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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