The French unit of currency is the Euro. Most newspapers give the current exchange rate. You can change money at any Bureau de Change, some tourist offices, most banks and the larger hotels. Credit Cards are accepted at most hotels and restaurants, and you can often use your card in bank cash dispensers. Travelers cheques are a good way to carry funds and can be used just about anywhere providing you have some form of I.D.
Banks are generally open from 8.30am to 11.45am and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.
Closed on official holidays.
Telephone number to report loss or theft of major bank cards :
American Express : tel. 01 47 77 72 00
Carte Bleue Visa : tel. 01 42 77 11 90
Diner's : tel. 01 49 06 17 17
Eurocard MasterCard : tel. 01 45 67 84 84
Telephone number to report loss or theft of cheque books : tel.08 36 68 32 08
Bank Holidays : 1st January, 1st May, 8th May, 20th May, 31st May, 14th July, 15th August, 1st November, 11th November, 25th December