Today's average rates for this foreign currency at the two main Paris airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Includes their 5 euros commission. More details
Getting to know the best exchange rate for the euro with respect to the pesos every day in France, is easy.
The first thing we advise you is to not trust the prices of the currency converters you can find on the Internet. These rates are for foerign currency but not for notes. In addition, they are exclusive to financial institutions. The prices you give out as a traveller are less interesting.
The second thing you should do is look at the direct euro to Colombian Pesos exchange rate (that 0.991 with more or less digits that you see advertised everywhere and that changes every day).
The higher that number is, the more pesos they will give you for every Euro you bring.
Therefore, the best exchange rate will be the higher exchange rate. Comparer Devise makes it easy for you to find out the best euro to Colombian Pesos exchange rate. Our results page orders Colombian Pesos offers from highest to lowest rate of the day in five currency providers, banks and airports in France.
Usually, when we want to buy COPs in France we only think of banks. Yet we obliterate that practically virtually all banks in France charge you a a margin on the COPs that you acquire from them, in addition to, a fixed commission of 3% (with a minimum of six to ten euros).
This makes the currency exchange less interesting and almost always it is much more advisable to exchange currency at foreign exchange provider. These businesses offer the possibility of getting your COPs trough home delivery or click and collect.
Regarding the airport, it is always the least interesting option since it is much more expensive than the foreign currency providers based out of these premises.
The Euro-Colombian Pesos exchange rate is very easy to understand. Like all markets, you have wholesale companies as well as retailers.
Currency suppliers & Banks are retail businesses who buy from currency wholesale companies the notes they plan to sell to individuals at the professional exchange rate (interbank market) and mark-up their working margin.
They then sell those banknotes to consumers at their selling rate of the day, winning that margin.
For instance, if you want to buy COPs, you contact your currency supplier or a bank and pay the sale price of the day they announce. Such price already incorporates a profit for the currency provider.
If you have pesos COP left over once your travels are over, head to our Sell your currency tab, enter the Colombian Pesos amount you did not spend (banknotes only, not loose coins) and select your town. Comparer Devise will show you the nearest travel money provider´s stores that will buy your extra pesos COP from you and the total amount of Euros they will give you in exchange.
Keep in mind that they will uniquely buy you pesos COP banknotes but not loose coins.
Normally, foreign currency providers in France have high limits for a one shot purchase of COPs or any other travel money. These maximum quantities are fixed by the French Central Bank. They have to do with the money laundering prevention regulations and KYC (Know Your Customer) obligations.
Nevertheless, these limits normally range between 3,000 and 5,900 €, which is a lot more than what a traveler needs for their stay expenses.
Generally, if you change pesos at a bank store, they will already know their customers and you will only need to identify yourself as a customer of your bank.
If you change pesos at a travel money supplier´s office, on the street or at the airport, you will need to show an updated and valid identity document (resident´s ID card, carte nationale d´identité or passport in France). Bear in mind that your driver's license cannot be accepted as a valid identification document when changing Euros to pesos.
Buying online COPs in France is very safe. Note that it is done with travel money suppliers that need to have a licence from the Bank of France.
Furthermore, these holiday money suppliers are businesses subject to inspection and can be fined if they fail to comply with the strict legal measures in France to justify with whom they exchange COPs.
There is no better or worse moment to convert euros to pesos from Colombia. All foreign currencies appreciate or depreciate all the time based on the other travel money they are measured against.
Therefore, if you are going to buy pesos from Colombia, the highly advised thing you can do is carry on a previous price comparison on Comparer Devise.
If you want to fix the obtainability of pesos from Colombia for your vacation, the best thing you can do is book online on the online store of your preferred currency supplier.
In addition, by doing so you save the possible commissions that some currency suppliers in France apply to you if you present yourself directly in one of their offices.
In France when you reserve online on your bank's website or App, you will still pay their holiday money fee of around 2 to 3%, and you will pay at the exchange prices of the day of collection, not those of the day of the online reservation.
Almost all French banks apply to you a 3% fee, with a minimum (whichever is higher) amount of six to ten €.
Bear in mind that the smaller the amount of pesos COP to obtain, the more the impact of this fixed fee on your wallet.