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Will my Credit Card Work in France? Episode 99


will my credit card work in france?

Will My Credit Card Work in France?

This episode is my answer to a question sent in by listener Michael who asked: Will my credit card work in France? I’ve mentioned credit cards in various episodes (notably in episode 10 Store Hours and Credit Cards in France but also in episode 77 Paris Trip Report with Shari and Craig, I haven’t done a show yet all about the new types of credit cards that people are getting in North America and whether or not it changes anything for visitors. Today I delve into all of that, so you can be sure where you stand.

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Episode Highlights

  • Why Is There So Little Security on US Credit Cards?
  • French Credit Cards Have Been Protected with a Pin Code for a Long Time
  • Do You Have a Credit Card or a Debit Card?
  • Check on Your Card Limits Before You Travel
  • How In-Person Purchases Work in France
  • Paying for Gas in France
  • Paying for Tolls in France
  • Do You Need a Pin and Chip Card to Come to France?

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Art Nouveau in France, Episode 97

Art Nouveau in FranceArt Nouveau in France

Today Elyse explains the Art Nouveau movement in France, in particular, Hector Guimard and the specifics of how this art movement manifested itself in France.

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Art Nouveau happened in many countries, but under different names and with different stylistic choices. In England for instance it was called “The Modern Style”. This movement began in Scotland but soon took off in many countries. It only lasted officially for 20 years, from 1890 until 1910. In France, Belgium and Catalonia gave shape to the idea that nature needed to be represented in all its organic forms, with curvy lines and pleasant shapes.

Episode Highlights

  • Art Nouveau in France
  • Daum, Gallé and Lalique in the city of Nancy
  • The Difference Between Art Nouveau and Art Déco
  • Where to See Art Nouveau in Paris
  • French Tip of the Week [1:05]

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Layover in Paris, Episode 96

Layover in Paris

Layover in Paris

This episode is all about helping you plan the perfect layover in Paris. Do you want to see the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa and Notre Dame on a very tight schedule? Paris Tour Guide Emmanuel Rozenblum of TripAside tells you how! Emmanuel answers questions about what to do if the weather is bad, where to get a quick feel for Christmas in Paris, some of his favorite walks, and some of his favorite restaurants too!

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And even if you want to take your time in Paris, nothing forces you to visit all those sites quickly. If you have any choice in the matter at all, take your time and enjoy Emmanuel’s recommendations.

But whatever you decide once you’ve listened to the show, do not stay at the CDG airport! That would be bad for your soul, and it is also one of Annie’s most despised airports in the whole world!

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