Buy Euros Before Leaving Home: Paris Travel Tip #4
Bringing Euros. You can buy Euros at US banks, but if you’re a member of the American Automobile Association, you can also buy Euros at some AAA branches. Buy enough Euros to get you from the airport into town, or use your credit card (with its pin number) rather than changing money at the CDG airport.
About the Euro
The Euro has been formally adopted by 15 European countries – and is used by even more. However, if you plan on going to both Paris and London, keep in mind that the UK has not yet adopted the European Euro.
Remember that the smallest paper denomination of a Euro is the 5 Euro banknote. That means all those coins can add up to a lot of money. The 1 Euro and 2 Euros coins are two-tones silver and bronze so as not to be as easily confused with the centimes.
Always keep a few 50 centime pieces handy- in case you need to use public restrooms where attendants may ask you for a 40 or 50 centimes fee for use fo the restrooms.
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