There are a few new things you might notice on your next trip to France. Many small shops like bakeries have begun using special automated change machines (les monnayeurs, en français) where the client inserts the cash payment and gets change without the staff ever having to touch your money. These were originally adopted to prevent armed robberies (they can’t be opened by the staff, only management), they’re also quite handy because they give correct change, allow food handlers to keep their hands clean, and prevent staff from skimming the till. More recently, certain Franprix supermarkets now participate in L’Arrondi, or “Round Up for Charity”. If you see the little blue sign at the register you can request the Arrondi, where the amount on the register will be rounded up to the next whole euro and the difference given to participating charities (at the moment they include the French Red Cross and Secours Populaire Français).