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The euro (€), the single European currency, is now operational in 16 of the 27 member states of the EU, including France. Euro banknotes have seven denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. There are also eight coin denominations: €1 and €2, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents (also referred to as centimes!). Both notes and coins are valid and interchangeable within each of the 16 countries. Check on exchange rates against your own currency at the time of travel.
These are widely accepted throughout Paris and you should have no difficulty paying for most things with plastic. The only possible ...