Discover card in France

Discover says that I will be able to use my card in France where Diners Club Intl is accepted. However, the Discover web site omits France from the country list. Does anyone have any experience with Discover/France?

Posted by Nancy
Corvallis OR
969 posts

If you search for 'Discover card' on this forum you'll see several pretty recent threads. Unfortunately, places in Europe (including France) that accept Discover Card are few and far between. I would not rely on it.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7828 posts

Take a Visa or Mastercard,, Amex and Diners are far less accepted..

Posted by Bets
Bloomington
1970 posts

Pat, I agree on a lot you write, but I have to tell you that Amex is widely accepted in France. I know from personal experience.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7976 posts

Somebody better tell me why my friggin AmEx bill is so high if the sucker ain't accepted. Better yet, offer to pay it for a couple of months.

Posted by George
Canada
834 posts

You told everyone on another thread "...but we both travel on the cheap end of the stick..." so how high can that amex bill be?

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7976 posts

.....err......maybe I travel cheap, but I travel a lot?

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2522 posts

Leave the Discover card at home, I found no place that takes it, even if they take Diners Club. Amex is accepted widely but most places prefer Visa or MC. Amex's high foreign transaction fee makes it my card of last resort.

Posted by Alex
Longmont, CO, USA
342 posts

Ed, you made my morning with your last comment. I almost choked on my coffee...thanks for lightening up my day.

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7211 posts

It's best to leave the Discover card at home. Visa or MasterCard work well. Amex isn't as widely accepted but still way more likely to be accepted than Discover or Diner's.