The Euro is the official currency of France. It is based on the decimal system. There are one hundred cents to each Euro. Euro notes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins come in denominations of 1, 2 Euro, 50, 10, 5, 2, 1 cents. The Euro sign is €.
There are 5€, 10€, 20€, 50€, 100€, 200€, 500€ euro notes.
5€ is recently renewed.
There 1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢,1€, 2€ euro coins. Each country of Euro currency has original designs on the back side.


You can exchange US dollars in Euros at virtually any French bank (generally open at 8:30/9:00-16:30/17:00 (close for lunch 12:00-14:00), Sat; 9:00-noon). It depends on regions. "Bureaux de change" or foreign exchange kiosks are in ports, airports, on ferries and other traveller-oriented locations. Airports, ferry ports and train stations offer poor exchange rates, while banks have a large minimum commission.

1$=0,724€ (Apr.2014)