CurrencyEuro is used in France , and divided into 100 cents. There are seven notes - in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros – and eight different coins – 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros.
Cash can be changed at banks and main Post offices , which can offer the best exchange rates and accept banknotes in various currencies. Bureaux de change are faster and easier, give better rates than most banks. Automatic teller machines (ATM) are by far the best way to get money in France. They all take CB, Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus and Plus and are plentiful throughout France.
Almost all stores, restaurants and hotels take the CB French debit card, and its foreign affiliations, Visa and Mastercard. American Express tends to be accepted only in high-end shops.