‘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 over a maximum of 3 days, at a retailer that offers tax free shopping and in the the same brand (or group of brands) for an amount exceeding €100 (since 1st January 2021), 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.

The Val d'Europe shopping center offers a centralized tax-free service from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and on Saundays until 7.30 pm.

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

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

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)

The luxury boutique at outlet prices, Moda Di Andrea in the 9th arrondissement

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

Binet-Papillon Parfums, in the Galerie Vivienne, in the 2nd arrondissement

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

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

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

You can register for a tax refund with operators in Paris such as Detaxe SAS

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: Tax-free purchases with Pablo

Customs information telephone numbers: +33 (0) 8 00 94 40 40 from mainland France or +33 (0) 1 72 40 78 50 outside mainland or from abroad

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.

Binet-Papillon Parfums

Cosmetics, perfume
Galerie Vivienne - 5 rue de la Banque, Paris, 75002
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Vivienne - Victoire, 2nd arrondissement Binet-Papillon is a French independent perfume house that welcomes you in its boudoir......

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......

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......

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......

Village Suisse Paris

Antiques | Jewellery | Art galleries | Specialist markets
78 avenue de Suffren, Paris, 75015

The Village Suisse Paris is a unique grouping of art, antiques, jewellery and design galleries. Located in the heart of Paris, a......

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

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

OR DU MONDE is the first green jeweller in France by transforming the jewelry industry into a cleaner and a more transparent......

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......

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.......

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 has been combining know-how, tradition and innovation to create the loveliest berets. Made in......

La Vallée Village

Jewellery | Hats | Footwear | Concept stores, multi-brands | Haute couture, luxury | Leatherwear and other bags | Children's fashion | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Sportswear | Accessories | Lingerie
3 cours de la Garonne, Serris, 77700
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La Vallée Village, a unique shopping epxérience. In an open-air Village, La Vallée Village offers a choice of more than 110......

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

Moda Di Andrea

Footwear | Concept stores, multi-brands | Haute couture, luxury | Leatherwear and other bags | Women's fashion | Men's fashion | Stock outlets
79 rue de la Victoire, Paris, 75009
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Moda di Andrea Store established since 1982 welcomes you in the 9th arrondissement of Paris , near the Galeries Lafayette. You......

Printemps Haussmann

Department stores
64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 75009
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At the center of Paris, Printemps is the world leading Department Store for Fashion, Luxury and Beauty. With over 44,000 sqm......

Printemps du Louvre

Accessories | Footwear | Department stores | Haute couture, luxury | Leatherwear and other bags | Women's fashion | Men's fashion
Carrousel du Louvre - 99 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

Printemps is entering the Carrousel du Louvre with a 2,500 sqm store entirely dedicated to luxury. Discover this area celebrating......

Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf

Department stores
9 rue de la Monnaie, Paris, 75001

The Samaritaine, a mythical department store founded in 1870 by Ernest Cognacq and Marie-Louise Jay, has had an extensive and......

Val d'Europe

Shopping centres
14 cours du Danube, Marne-la-Vallée, 77711

Would you like to take advantage of a stay in the capital to go on a shopping trip or take advantage of a stay at Disneyland......