Travel Money One thing to keep inmind if you are planning on visiting any area of France and you are based the UK or any other country that does not use the Euro as thecurrency of that country, is that you are going to need access to Euros when you do go away onholiday! There are ofcourselotsof ways that you will be ableto pay for things when in France and in this section of the website we shall take a look at some of the different ways you can buy and access travel money when travelling anywhere in France. Credit Cards – As long as you pay off your credit card bill at the end of the month then you should consider using your credit card when away in France. You should opt to pay in Euros when you are given the option of doing so by the shop assistance and the reasons for that is the same ones as found in the section below relating to debit cards. Debit Cards – You should have no problems what so ever using any type of debit card anywhere you may be visiting in France, and one thing to keep in mind is that when you do use your debit card you will be given the option of paying in Pounds if you are form the UK or in Euros. You will be best off selecting the Euro option as that way you will tend to get the best exchange rate as those transactions are set using your banksexchange rate. If you optto buy goods in France using Pounds then the change rate you will be getting will be one set by the company you are buying the goods off, whilst will always be a slightly worse rate of exchange than the one your bank will be offering. Travel Money Cards – You will be ableto purchase something known as a Travel Money card at travel agents, online or over the counter at a post office, and what you will be buying is a prepaid debit card which will allow you to buy things wherever the Visa or MasterCardlogo is displayed, depending on hitch type of card you decide to purchase. One thing to keep in mind however is that you will be paying a small percentage of the purchase price in fees when you buy anything on those cards and when you use them to withdraw money from some ATM’s you will often be faced with paying a small fee. However, when you do buy a Travel Money card you will be quoted an exchange rate on the day of the purchase of that card and that is how many Euros you will have loaded onto that card, so if the exchange rate moves at any time in the run up to yourtrip to Francyou will still have the same amount of Euros loadedup onto that card. Buying Euros –If you would prefer to buy hard currency when visitingForce then there are some places that you should always avoid buying Euros at, never ever buy any type of foreign currency at either your departure airport of the airport that you land at in France as by doing so you are going to find the foreignexchange decks and offices will offer you the very lowest of exchange rates. Many people will but their Euros before they go on holiday as by doing so they will be able to shop around at travel money firms, the post offices or even travel agents to ensure they get the very best exchange rate possible, so make sure that is something you do!
We like to give you a few ideas from time to time of what you may enjoy doing when in France, and in this particular guide we are going to be listing the top 10things that people tend to do when in France. Obviously everyone will have their own ideas in regards to what makes
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Before you go away on holiday to France you should apply for something known as an EHIC card, that is a free of charge card that is issued by the Department of Health in the UK, and it will cover you for minimal medical treatment should you have an accident or become ill in France.