What Currency Is Used in Paris?
The euro is the currency that is used in Paris, France. The other countries that use the euro as their national currency are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
A standard euro is divided into 100 cents. The word for cents in French is centimes. In bank notes, the euro comes in seven different variations: five, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 amounts. All euro bills have the same design with identical illustrations and sizes, regardless of which country the banknotes are produced in. However, only 18 of 28 European Union countries use the euro as currency as of August 2014.
The euro also has various coins. There are eight different coins in circulation, including coins for amounts of one, two, five, 10, 20 and 50 cents. There is also a one euro coin and a two euro coin. The head side of the coins are all the same, but the tail side will be different depending on the country that the euro originates from.
The euro was first introduced in 1999, but it wasn't physically produced until 2002. Today, more than 175 million people use this currency. The currency is managed by the independent European Central Bank.