What makes the best moneychanger? One that offers the best rates in town with no fees of course! I found the best moneychanger in Paris, France to exchange my currency during my recent trip to the city and that moneychanger is CEN Change. This small, but mighty moneychanger is smacked right in the heart of Paris, France, easily accessible by the Metro, RER or bus.
CEN Change – The Best Moneychanger in Paris
CEN Change was established since 1892 and has more than a century’s worth of knowledge and experience in the foreign exchange business in Paris, France. Through the years, it has built a strong and good reputation for providing the best currency exchange rates with no fees in Paris, France.
This small, but busy moneychanger in Paris, France is located at the corner building between Gare de l’Est (RER Metro and Bus Station) and Saint-Laurent Church. It is easy to spot CEN Change thanks to its striking blue-white exterior that makes it stand out from the crowd.
CEN Change is accessible by Metro Gare de l’Est (Lines 4, 5 and 7), Gare du Nord station (RER B) if you come from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport or Orly airport, and public buses numbered 32, 30, 31, 47, 46 for Gare de l’Est, and 38, 39, 42, 43, 46 for Gare du Nord.
The Best Currency Exchange Rates with No Fees Whatsoever
There are several reasons why I considered CEN Change as the best money changer in Paris, France. Numerous positives reviews from the locals and international tourists confirmed that it offers the best foreign currency exchange rates in all of Paris. Friendly and excellent service made it a preferred choice over the other money changers in the city.
We personally discovered that all the above descriptions/claims were true. The first thing we did when we arrived in Paris, France was to exchange our New Zealand dollars for Euro. We took the metro to Gare de l’Est station. From there, it was a short and straight-forward scenic walk to CEN Change.
There were no customers at the money changer when we got there, however, the place started to fill up with people seconds later. The male staff behind the counter was friendly and polite. He spoke good English which is helpful. Our currency exchange was a breeze and we completed our transaction under 5 minutes.
Sightseeing in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris
After that, we explored the surrounding area of the 10th arrondissement in Paris, France which includes Saint-Laurent Church, Gare de l’Est and Boulevard de Strasbourg. We even dropped by Burger King for a quick and fuss-free not-so-French meal.
Boulevard de Strasbourg is a charming, vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of Paris, France. The buildings we see in the area are stunningly beautiful and exude class and charisma. Shops, cafes and restaurants are littered everywhere too.
At Gare de l’Est, we were mesmerised by its grand architecture and a large painting displayed at the foyer of the building. Gare de l’Est happens to be one of the largest and the oldest railway stations in Paris, France and many people visit the landmark each year.
In a Nutshell
At the end of the day, we managed to exchange our currency for Euro at the best rate and with no fees at CEN Change in Paris, France. We also enjoyed exploring the city and loved the new sights we saw. 😀
Address: 70 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris, France (Underground Gare de I’Est)
Opening hours: 9am – 8pm (Monday to Saturday)
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