Most restaurants, hotels and shops will accept credit cards, but it is always a good idea to ask beforehand. Also public transport and taxis can usually be paid for by credit card. Not all places will accept AMEX though.
Please be sure to bring your PIN code and a valid ID when using your card. The PIN is often required when using the card in shops and restaurants as well.
We recommend informing your bank of your upcoming travels to prevent them from blocking your card on suspicion of fraud.
You can get local currency from ATMs, but please be aware that your bank might charge you a service fee and exchange rate fee for the transaction. The fee is however likely to be less than if you exchange money in your home country.
You will find ATMs in all cities and at the airports. Some smaller places do not have an ATM, but you can still pay with credit card at the hotel and restaurants.
France = Euro (EUR)
England = British pound (GBP)
Scotland = British pound (GBP)
Wales = British pound (GBP)
Northern Ireland = British pound (GBP)
Ireland = Euro (EUR)
Italy = Euro (EUR)
The Netherlands = Euro (EUR)
Switzerland = Swiss Franc (CHF)