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France uses the Euro (€).
Monzo users pay the Mastercard exchange rate with no added fees.
Monzo cards work all across France, both at point-of-sale machines (eg. restaurants, shops) and at ATMs. Look for the “Carte Bancaire” or CB signs and it indicates VISA and Mastercard including those issued by Monzo can be used. Contactless acceptance is growing. A significant number of places, especially smaller businesses, will only accept cards for purchases above €10 but the merchant will inform you either through the window decals or with a written notice at the till. If you’re skiing in the mountains, card usage is also very common.
ATMs widely accept Monzo cards and let you choose the language to use. They do not charge to withdraw cash.
Payment and withdrawal limits
All Monzo cards have some payment and withdrawal limits. To check yours before you leave, tap on the manage card icon and then tap on Spending and card limits.
Crowdsourced merchant data
The Monzo merchant data is often incorrect (eg. the map shows the wrong location or the name of the place is not correct). Please submit improvements to this data so it can get better for future visitors.
Monzo cards are often rejected at toll booths on the French autoroutes, although reports are mixed. ASF toll roads in the south west accept Monzo, but AREA do not.
Sanef toll from Calais was accepting Monzo as of 2018-07-29.
APRR autoroute toll booth was not accepting Monzo cards as of 2018-08-28.
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