In this period of coronavirus, merchants and consumers tend to give priority to credit card payments, especially as the ceiling of contactless payments was raised to 50€.
This does not mean that it is forbidden to use other means of payment.
A trader does not have the right to refuse your payment in cash, regardless of the amount due. However, there is a ceiling, set at £ 1000, if your tax residence is in France.
Another downside, the number of coins that you can lay on the counter : it must not exceed 50. If necessary, the merchant can object to a refusal pos. For tickets, however, there is no limit.
A trader who refuses payment in coins or banknotes is punishable by a ticket of 2nd class, a fine of 150€.
” We don’t accept cheques “
It is a statement that can be found displayed in more and more stores, often as a result of a multiplication of the nsf. The restriction is quite lawful, provided that customers are informed in advance.
It’s the same for payments by credit card and the merchants have in addition to the right to set a minimum amount (due to the commissions deducted), by specifying it in a manner visible to all.
The only exception is taxis, which are required to accept credit card payments regardless of the amount of the race.