carte bancaire vs carte bleue

PaulC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

carte bancaire vs carte bleue

I notice that "carte bancaire" was used here,  not "carte bleue" and carte bleue wasn't given as an acceptable answer. Is it falling out of use in France ?

Asked 6 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Paul,

My understanding is the difference between a "bank card" (carte bancaire) and a "debit card" (carte bleue)

I have only seen "carte bancaire" in my experience mostly in the south of France.

Presumably "carte bancaire" is the most general term which includes credit and cash cards.

Bonne journée

Jim

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Paul,

Just to add to what Jim said you might be interested in the following Wiki page which I found very informative -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carte_Bleue

 

 

carte bancaire vs carte bleue

I notice that "carte bancaire" was used here,  not "carte bleue" and carte bleue wasn't given as an acceptable answer. Is it falling out of use in France ?

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