France - Card use in France

I’ve just returned from Bordeaux and used my Mondo card there very successfully, both for larger chip and pin payments and contactless, which is fairly popular in Bordeaux. I didn’t use an ATM as none of the banks were familiar and I couldn’t be certain that the French Bank wouldn’t make a charge even though Mondo does not their end.
My first meal out was more expensive than anticipated so I had to use my standard Debit Card, as I hadn’t topped up Mondo enough, but this gave an opportunity to compare rates. Mondo was over 3p a £ better than my Bank rate.


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