Alas, as I’ve found to my chagrin, no one accepts the AmEx card in Northern France.
‘Jamais,’ I was told by one waitress. ‘Mais no monsieur,’ sighed another.
Thankfully, I also pack a Visa card which, like its brand promise "is everywhere you want to be."
American Express may have a certain panache, but until they secure a beachhead in Normandy and elsewhere, I’ll pack extra credit card ammo.