‘Détaxe’ tax refund and duty free

Shopping with no VAT: how to benefit from tax-free goods?

Aéroport de Paris - Charles-de-Gaulle, boutique Buy Paris Duty Free © LAFONTAN, Mikaël et SEIGNETTE, Olivier pour Aéroports de Paris

WHO IS ENTITLED TO TAX-FREE GOODS?

Leisure travellers whose usual place of residence is in a country outside the European Union are entitled to have VAT deducted from the purchases that they have made in France. The visitor concerned must be aged 16 or more and be visiting France for a period of less than 6 months.

PREPARE YOUR SHOPPING SPREE WELL

The purchases, of a touristic nature, must be made at a retailer that offers tax free shopping, on the same day in the same shop for an amount exceeding €175, inclusive of tax. The retailer then tells the buyer what they must do in order to claim back the VAT and gives them the sales slip for export. The buyer must show their passport to the retailer in the shop to prove their non-resident status.

Where to buy duty-free goods in Paris

Many shops offer tax-refund services.

Aéroports de Paris shops : two Parisian airports, Orly et Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, each have several dozen duty-free shops (Perfume, Cosmetics, Wines and Spirits, Tobacco, Gastronomy and Confectionery).

Vallée Village is a shopping outlet for major fashion and luxury brands. Every year, shops offer products from previous seasons’ collections at reduced prices. All shops offer duty-free shopping and the Vallée Village has its own tax-refund office.

One Nation Paris is the largest luxury and fashion outlet in France and the first one with a global tax-refund policy.

Several Paris department stores have tax-refund counters: Galeries Lafayette, the Printemps Haussmann, the BHV Marais or the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.

Shops in Paris offering tax refund:

Top luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès

Fnac shops in Paris: Fnac des Champs-Élysées, Fnac des Halles, Fnac des Ternes, Fnac Saint Lazare

Specialist in gold embossed on porcelain, Laure SELIGNAC in the 8th arrondissement

Les Antiquaires et Galeries d'Art du Village Suisse, on Suffren avenue, in the 15th arrondissement

Several shops in the Eurostar departure lounge at the gare du Nord

Shops in the Passage du Havre shopping centre (except food and drink outlets)

Several shops in the Carrousel du Louvre and perfume shops on rue de Rivoli, opposite the Louvre

The Cave du Château in the 8th arrondissement

The jewellery shop on Rue Saint-Honoré Satellite Paris

The first Green Jeweler, OR DU MONDE in the 2nd arrondissement

The made by hand Jeweler, Nadine Delépine in the 6th arrondissement

The "Made in France" souvenir shop, Signé France located in Île de la Cité

The biggest toys shop in Paris, Village JouéClub Paris in the 2nd arrondissement

The perfumer IUNX PARFUMS PARIS, located on the Tournon street

Gap Forum des Halles located in the first arrondissement and Gap Kids rue de Rennes located in the 6th arrondissement

Benlux Louvre, the department store located in the first arrondissement of Paris.

L'Habit Français, the Made in France concept-store located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris

La Manufacture, the Design and Mode boutique located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris

You can register for a tax refund with operators in Paris such as Detaxe SAS, and the Bureau de Change Kanoo.


How to get a tax refund

To be entitled to a tax refund, you must present the duty-free slip at customs on leaving France. You may be asked to produce the objects purchased so that they can be verified. You can easily obtain an electronic duty-free slip by using the Pablo terminals at the airports.

For an immediate VAT refund, you should present all your documents at the tax refund desk at the airport, the port or the train station from which you are departing. Otherwise, you must send the documents by post to a tax refund office such as Detaxe SAS, Global Blue France or Detaxe.com.

More info

Customs information telephone number: 0 811 20 44 44

A LAST PIECE OF ADVICE BEFORE LEAVING THE EU VIA FRANCE

Allow the necessary time for refund formalities to avoid stress on the day of departure. The visitor must take the sales slip for export to complete these formalities at customs before checking in baggage and before the end of the third month following the date of purchase.

Passengers who do not leave the European Union via France, and who travel via international rail can also claim the VAT back! All the details can be found on the dedicated page of the Ministry of Finance and Public Accounts.

SELECTION OF SHOPS

Please find below a non-exhaustive selection of Parisian shops offering tax reclaim for leisure travellers.

Benlux Louvre

Jewellery | Souvenirs/toys | Concept stores, multi-brands | Department stores | Leatherwear and other bags | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Accessories
174 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

Benlux is an international store, selling luxury items such as : parfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewls, bags and luggage ( Dior,......

Carrousel du Louvre

Shopping centres
99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

Welcome and information desk, no ticket office. Since 1993, the Carrousel du Louvre has been welcoming the greatest gift and......

Chopard

Jewellery
1 place Vendôme, Paris, 75001

The Swiss jewellery and watch maker presents an award every year at the sought-after Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and......

Détaxe SAS

Tax refund
66 rue de Miromesnil, Paris, 75008

A company that refunds VAT for purchases of over €175 to tourists who reside outside of the European Union.

Westfield Forum des Halles

Shopping centres
101 Porte Berger, Paris, 75001

Westfield Forum des Halles has brought together for you the biggest brands in men's and women's fashion, but also specialist......

Frou-Frou Marché Saint-Pierre

Accessories
6 rue Livingstone, Paris, 75018

Born in 1946 on Rue des Jeuneurs in the heart of Paris of a love of fabric and fashion accessories, Frou-Frou is a family-run......

Gap - Forum des Halles

Children's fashion | Women's fashion | Men's fashion
Porte Rambuteau - Niveau 2, Paris, 75001

We no longer need to present Gap, the American brand that has been dressing the whole family for more than 40 years. Its......

GapKids Rennes

Children's fashion
62 rue de Rennes, Paris, 75006

We no longer need to present Gap, the American brand that has been dressing the whole family for more than 40 years. Its......

Global Blue France

Tax refund
103 - 105 rue Anatole France, Levallois-Perret, 92300

Global Blue invented the concept of Tax Free Shopping almost 40 years ago and is now the worldwide industry leader, enhancing the......

La Cave du Château

Vins & alcools
31 avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris, 75008

La Cave du Château : an outstanding showcase for the finest wines of France. Come and discover the remarkable selection of 250......

La Manufacture

Art de vivre | Haute couture, luxury | Women's fashion | Men's fashion
3 rue Édouard VII, Paris, 75009

LA MANUFACTURE is a brand where design and fashion collide. A brand where a certain je ne sais quoi of French allure meets the......

Le Village Suisse

Antiques | Jewellery | Concept stores, multi-brands | Art galleries | Specialist markets
78 avenue de Suffren - 54 avenue de la Motte-Picquet, Paris, 75015

In the heart of Paris, close to the Eiffel Tower, the « Village Suisse » (Swiss Village) is a unique gathering of antiques shops,......

Laure SELIGNAC

Antiques | Jewellery | Souvenirs/toys | Art galleries | Haute couture, luxury | Accessories
17 avenue Friedland, Paris, 75008

The workshop Laure SÉLIGNAC, a specialist in gold embossed on porcelain, proposes hand painted creations in a traditional way.......

L'Habit Français

Concept stores, multi-brands | Leatherwear and other bags | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Accessories
99 rue de Seine, Paris, 75006

The new mixed fashion store specialized in «made in France»products in Saint Germain-des-Prés. A new fashion concept in Paris.......

OR DU MONDE

Jewellery | Accessories
7 rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, Paris, 75002

First Green Jeweler in Paris, OR DU MONDE transform the jewelry industry to make it cleaner and more transparent. Fair-trade &......

Nadine Delépine

Jewellery | Hats | Concept stores, multi-brands | Leatherwear and other bags | Women's fashion | Accessories
14 rue Princesse, Paris, 75006

Nadine Delépine has been creating jewellery in Paris since 1991. The countryside and gardens of her childhood, travels, and......

IUNX PARFUMS PARIS

Cosmetics, perfume
13 rue de Tournon, Paris, 75006

IUNX is a universe which is entirely dedicated to perfume, a unique blend of poetry and technology, a world which stands apart......

Satellite Paris

Jewellery
314 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

A mix of cultures and inspirations with diverse and varied roots that come to life in original handmade creations. Thanks to......

Paris Aéroport - Charles-de-Gaulle - Shopping Duty Free

Art de vivre | Jewellery | Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.) | Haute couture, luxury | Leatherwear and other bags | Vins & alcools
Aéroport de Paris - Charles-de-Gaulle, Roissy-en-France, 95700

The essence of the city can be found here. With 280 shops, 130 bars and restaurants, and 50 attentive services, the Paris......

Paris Aéroport - Orly - Shopping Duty Free

Art de vivre | Jewellery | Gastronomy (caterers, confectioners, etc.) | Haute couture, luxury | Leatherwear and other bags | Vins & alcools
Aéroport Paris - Orly, Orly, 94300

Welcome to Paris Aéroport - Shopping Duty Free, where you can shop for the best in luxury brands from France and worldwide.......

Paris Louvre KAMS Duty Free SPHE

Jewellery | Concept stores, multi-brands | Cosmetics, perfume | Leatherwear and other bags | Women's fashion | Accessories
6 avenue de l'Opéra, Paris, 75001

Founded in 1960, Paris Louvre KAMS Duty Free SPHE is located on the Avenue de l'Opéra. We offers you a large choice of make-up......

Au Pullman

Souvenirs/toys
70 rue d'Amsterdam, Paris, 75009

Au Pullman, France’s oldest miniature train shop (1946). A guarantee of service for your miniature train! Shop: marklin......

JCB International (France) SAS

Others
10 rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in......

Laulhère

Hats | Concept stores, multi-brands | Haute couture, luxury | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Accessories
14-16 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008

Since 1840, Laulhere combines know how, tradition and innovation to offer probably the most desirable beret in the world.......

La Vallée Village

Stock outlets | Shopping centres
3 cours de la Garonne, Serris, 77700
Book

In an open-air village, discover more than 110 fashion and lifestyle boutiques offering the trendiest products from their......

Le BHV Marais

Art de vivre | Jewellery | Hats | Footwear | Concept stores, multi-brands | Department stores | Haute couture, luxury | Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment | Leatherwear and other bags | Children's fashion | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Sportswear | Vins & alcools | Lingerie
52 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75004
Book

Ideally located in the heart of Paris, facing the Hotel de Ville and Notre-Dame, in the most touristic, trendy and cultural area,......

One Nation Paris Outlet

Shopping centres | Stock outlets
1 rue du Président Kennedy, Les Clayes-sous-Bois, 78340

Situated just west of Paris, 30 minutes from the city centre and 10 minutes away from the Palace of Versailles in the retail area......

Printemps Paris Haussmann

Department stores
64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009

Created in 1865 by the visionary Jules Jaluzot and listed as a historical monument, Printemps Haussmann is today one of Paris's......

Printemps du Louvre

Jewellery | Department stores | Haute couture, luxury | Leatherwear and other bags
Carrousel du Louvre - 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

Printemps is entering the Carrousel du Louvre with a 2,500m² new store entirely dedicated to luxury products. Discover this new......

Signé France

Souvenirs/toys | Hats | Concept stores, multi-brands | Cosmetics, perfume | Leatherwear and other bags | Children's fashion | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Vins & alcools | Accessories
4 quai du Marché Neuf, Paris, 75004

4, Quai du Marché Neuf, au cœur de l’Île de la Cité entre Notre-Dame de Paris, la Sainte-Chapelle et la Conciergerie. Mode et......

Village Jouéclub Paris

Souvenirs/toys
3-5 boulevard des Italiens, Paris, 75002

Welcome to the “Village Jouéclub”, the biggest toys shop in Paris, which consists of 13 shops : A toddler shop, stuffed animals......