France Francs (FRF)

Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:36 PM
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France Francs (FRF)

I will be in Paris next month. My Dad gave me some money notes on France Francs. Since FRF is no longer use, local banks in Hong Kong does not accept it. Can I change the money notes of FRF to Euro in Paris? Please advice. Thanks.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:37 PM
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Yes, at a National Bank of France. Coins, no.

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Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:26 PM
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Just in case the previous very brief answer wouldn't be clear, you can only exchange the bills at the national bank (Banque de France, roughly the equivalent of the US federal reserve) or its subsidiaries, not in any french bank.

There are several such places in Paris, but the headquarters being situated very close to the Louvre museum, it could be the most convenient place.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2005, 10:21 PM
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To know the exact address of the Banque de France, go to www.pagesblanches.fr, type "Banque de France", then "Paris" under "Localité". In Paris, it's rue Croix des Petits Champs, but since it takes up the whole block, I don't quite know where the actual entrance for the general public is.
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Old Jun 24th, 2005, 01:10 AM
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Thanks a lot. Have a very nice weekend.
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I believe you have to 2007 to do this and then zilch! I did it two years ago at the main Banque de France office by the Louvre - and they were also taking coins - except unless the coin had been de-monetized before the changeover - like the ugly old ten franc bronze-colored coin of the 70s - all coins in circulation at the changeover were being exchanged at the regular rate - set when the changeover was made. There were in fact many kids bringing in contents of piggy banks full of coins. Not sure all Banque de France branches do coins but this one was two years ago at least.
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Old Jun 24th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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Yes. Two years ago. But the dealine for coins was the beginning of 2005 or somesuch (and I missed it! I still have a number of french francs coins). You can't exchange them anymore now.
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Old Jun 24th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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It is no longer possible to change French franc coins into euro. The Banque de France stopped doing that on February 17 of this year.

You can exchange 50-franc notes until November 30 of this year. Other bills will continue to be accepted a bit longer, depending on the denomination.
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