The currency in West-Africa and also in Burkina Faso is the CFA (Communauté Financière d’Afrique).
656 CFA = 1 euro (22/11/12)
In the larger cities (Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora) it is possible to use a VISA credit card
to withdraw money from some banks. So no Mastercard or Eurocard!
There are also Western Union offices available in the bigger cities.
Euros in bills are to be exchange at banks or at the Marina supermarket in Bobo-Dioulasso.