Money & Payments

Which credit card?... Euro currency...Cash...ATMs...

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You can purchase a tour online with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard) on our international bank secured website. One payment goes through, you will immediately receive a payment receipt from our bank. Also we confirm the payment reception within 24hrs maximum.

We also accept wire transfers. Paypal payments are subject to a 3% fee (due to Paypal higher transaction rates).

Payment schedule:

  • 30% down payment to confirm the booking
  • 70% balance payment due 45 days prior arrival to France 

 

France Just For You is part of the APST, the French Tour Operator Association. Thanks to this profesionnal association, payments are guaranteed, so the total of the pre-paid amount sent will be refunded in the case of any tour operator failure.

 

  • Debit cards will not be of any help in France. Only credit cards are accepted for payment or to withdraw cash from French ATMs.
  • Visa and MasterCard are accepted in all places where you can pay by credit cards. American Express is not as common as in the US. You should always ask before considering using it.
  • Some paying machines - such as tolls on the highways - have sometimes troubles to process foreign credit cards, so it's better to always carry some cash with you (maybe about 100 to 200€). 

 

The French currency is the Euro (). You cannot buy anything in France with another currency.

We recommend to withdraw Euros in French ATMs with your credit cards.

French people are not used to carry a lot of cash, please be careful if you have some.

 

  • It is highly recommended to call your bank about 2 weeks before your trip to let them know which countries you will travel to and the dates, so they won't block your card the first time you use it abroad. With some banks, you can do that online too. 
  • Get a card with a chip at your bank before traveling. French credit cards all have a chip. 
  • It is highly recommended to carry at least 2 credit cards, if possible from 2 different banks - in case one fo your card gets temporarly blocks for any reason, you have back up.
  • Ask your bank if they have an agreement with a French bank for cheaper transaction fees. It is often the case with the biggest banks.
  • Have a contact to your bank handy while traveling, in case you need to reach them. 

If you carry a Visa or MasterCard, any French ATM should work.

Your bank might have some rate agreements with international French banks. To save money on commissions, you should get this type of information before departure at your bank.

 

  • You can pay any amount in cash. Try not to get bills over 50€ as they might be rejected in some shops.
  • In small shops, make sure that credit cards are allowed. For amounts below 15€, it will be appreciated that you pay with cash.

 

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Our Travelers’ Reviews

Beverley & John
We've just come back from an amazing holiday planned by Emilie. The detailed guide book and all the maps and brochures we received were way beyond our expectations. The information on local customs and language helped us immensely during our stay in France. Emilie was prompt and courteous answering our many questions while planning our custom tour …
Robert
I can't say enough about how much we loved working with Emily and Laura. I am a wine geek and they put together a full day private tour of Burgundy (with a fantastic guide) and a half day visit and basket lunch at a wonderful winery in Provence. In addition there was a private half day walking tour of Paris and a private tour of the Palais des …
Dan
An experience OF France, not just a trip TO France. For over 30 years my wife has dreamed of visiting the Loire region of France. Emilie and Laura not only made this a reality, they made it truly a dream trip. The multi-hundred page guidebook not only guided our daily itinerary, it prepared us for what we needed to know for a successful self-guided …

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