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Paris

7.8 francs to pounds 1

VISIT TO GP

110 francs (pounds 14.10)

20 ASPIRIN

12.80 francs (pounds 1.64)

DIORELLA BY CHRISTIAN DIOR EAU DE TOILETTE

450 francs (pounds 57.70)

38 SQUARE-METRE CENTRAL FLAT

510,000 francs (pounds 65,384)

FERRET FROM QUAI DE LA MEGISSERIE MARKET

800 francs (pounds 102)

BOTTLE OF CHEAP WINE

5.50 francs (70p)

TIN OF CAT FOOD

1.90 francs (24p)

"UN CONDOM, UN FRANC" (AIDS awareness ad)

1 franc (13p)

PAIR OF LEVIS 501S

450 francs (pounds 57.70)

BAGUETTE

3.60 francs (46p)

COPY OF LE MONDE

7 francs (90p)

RETURN TRAIN TICKET TO ROUEN

200 francs (pounds 25.64)

1 HOUR OF MINITEL SEX

200 francs plus tax (pounds 25.64)

STICK OF INCENSE

5 francs (64p)

MICHAEL JACKSON'S HISTORY, BEST-SELLING CD

159 francs (pounds 20.38)

MONTHLY TRAVELCARD

230 francs (pounds 29.50)

FOUR COURSE MEAL INCLUDING COFFEE AND WINE AT LE BON COIN RESTAURANT

61 francs (pounds 7.80)

COFFEE AT CAFE DE FLORE

29 francs (pounds 3.72)

Compiled by Pascal Wyse

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