Wednesday, February 3, 2010

France town Goes Back to French francs

French town rakes in French francs for exchange

It’s been eight years since the French franc was officially replaced by the euro and yet the Bank of France estimates some 27 million notes still haven’t been traded in. The money is thought to be either in the hands of collectors or lying undiscovered in people’s houses. A group of shopkeepers in the Indre region of central France has set up a system enabling customers to pay in francs, in the hope it will boost their takings. Duration: 02:03.