Haven't been back to Europe since 9/11. We're now planning 2 weeks (1 in Paris) at the end of June. I've recently been led to believe that numerous of the "name" designer and department stores now charge a credit card premium to charge as opposed to paying cash. Can anyone confirm this? It seems a bit inconsistent since that is NOT the case here in NYC.
If it is true, I might need to significantly change the amount of cash I take along....something I would strongly prefer not to do.