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I agree - use an ATM/Debit card when you get to Paris. As suggested, inform your credit/debit card companies where/when you are traveling. While some foreign ATM machines charge a fee (less likely if using one from a major bank - but still common), some ATM card providers reimburse those fees - those supplied by brokers like Schwab and Fidelity as well as cards issued by banks to "Premium" customers (Popular Bank, NYC comes to mind). Most, but not all, ATM cards do not charge a foreign conversion fee when used in a foreign machine.

Jeff
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