Vive La Difference
One other place where you're stuck with mag stripes are on the French Autoroutes, if you want to pay the tolls by card.
I only discovered this when I managed to slightly crack my card at the top, through about half of the strip. It'd been like this for ages, and I thought nothing of it (having been using the chip of course back in dear old Blightie) until I stuck it in the toll booth machine and it spat it out again.
Took a moment for the euro-cent to drop, followed by a curse and a route around for another card (with a growing queue of cars behind) and a mental note to order a new card when I got home.