Methods of payment

In Nice, you can pay for your purchases using cash, credit/debit card or cheque, making for successful and stress-free shopping trips, every time!


The currency used in France is the Euro. You can purchase goods or services using cash up to a maximum limit of 10,000 euros if you are a tourist and are not making a business-to-business transaction.
If you are resident in France, the ceiling for cash payments in 1000€.


If you want to pay using a credit or debit card, you should remember that some retailers require a minimum spend, usually of 5€, occasionally of 10€.


If you are non-resident in France, you will only be able to pay by cheque if the shop-keeper agrees to accept this payment. You should be aware that your bank may charge you additional fees, so it’s advisable to get advice before you travel.