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The Low Down on French Currency

Currency:

Euro

Currency code:

EUR

Central Bank:

European Central Bank

Currency symbol:

Currency sub unit:

cent

Currency sub unit symbol:

c

Bank notes:

€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500

Coins:

1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2




The official currency of France is the euro - abbreviated to EUR. 1 Euro is divided into 100 cents.



The euro was initially introduced to France in 1999, becoming the official currency in 2002. Prior to the use of the euro, the official currency of France was the French franc. The franc was in circulation in one form or another since 1360.



The modern franc was in circulation between 1960 and 2002.



The most commonly used bills for the euro are the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes.



What to spend your euros on**:

  • *

    Entry into the Louvre

    9 EUR *

  • *

    Cup of coffee

    2.60 EUR *

  • *

    3 course meal for 2

    50 EUR *

  • *

    Movie ticket

    10 EUR *

  • *

    Bottle of wine

    3 EUR *

How many euros will I need?**

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Must-sees in France

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  • Paris
  • This culture-rich city has a boastful history of art, decadence and beauty. Whether you’re perusing the Louvre, wandering the canal at twilight or enjoying a quiet read in a Parisian café, you’re bound to fall in all kinds of love with this vibrant cultural mecca.
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  • Annecy
  • Known as both the ‘pearl of the French Alps’ and the ‘Venice of the French Alps’, this idyllic town lives up to its reputation of tranquility and beauty. Set within the mountains, and built over winding canals, the streets are lined with colourful terrace houses and plenty of local delights. Take a dip in the nearby lake to cool off in the warmer months.
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  • Nice
  • This gem sits upon the Côte d’Azur and is home to the Promenade des Anglais and some of the regions most beautiful pebble beaches. Enjoy the sun, sea and historic delights this quaint town has to offer.

Buying Euro online is easy

Order Euro online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Euro Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

FAQ Relating to French Currency

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  • What credit cards are accepted in France?

    Most credit cards are widely-accepted in France with VISA™ and MasterCard™ accepted in most outlets. American Express and Diners are also accepted, but less so.

  • What is the symbol used for the euro?

    The symbol used for the euro is €, its code is EUR

  • What was the former currency of France?

    Prior to the euro, the official currency of France was the French franc.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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