Tax refunds and duty free shopping in Paris

Cosmetics, wine, luxury goods ... Duty free shopping is simple!

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Cheaper shopping in Paris is simple! Visitors from outside the European Union can claim back VAT (value added tax) on purchases made in France. Shops and professionals that offer this service have a ‘Tax Free Shopping’ sign or sticker in their window. Cosmetics, wine, champagne, jewellery, gastronomy, time pieces, ready-to-wear, leather goods and luxury goods: all products can be subject to a tax refund.

Please note:

To be entitled to a tax refund, you must:

- Buy more than €175 of merchandise, on the same day, in the same shop.

- Ask for a tax refund form or slip, in the shop, when you make your purchases and keep the purchase ticket itemizing your purchases. The form must be signed by the retailer and the client.

- 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.

Pablo terminals at Paris-Orly Airport:

South Terminal: Departures level, gate G
West Terminal: Arrivals level, gate E

Pablo terminals at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport:

Terminal 1: level CDGVAL, hall 6
Terminal 2A: Departures level, gate 5
Terminal 2C: Departures level, gate 4
Terminal 2E: Departures level, gate 8
Terminal 2F: Arrivals level
Terminal 3: Departures level, international customs zone

-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, Premier Tax Free, Global Blue or

+ info : 

Customs information telephone number: 0 811 20 44 44

Where to buy duty-free goods in Paris

Aéroport de Paris - Boutiques

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).

-BuY Paris Duty Free has retail spaces at the two Paris airports. The network has a multi-brand store, a flagship store and several shops specializing in gastronomy, wine and cigars.

-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. Armani, ba&sh, Bonpoint, D&G, Eric Bompard, Fred Perry, Jimmy Choo, Kenzo, MajePaul & Joe, Paul Smith, Roberto Cavalli, Sandro, Salvatorre Ferragamo, DSquared2, Sonia Rykiel, S.T. Dupont, Tommy Hilfiger, Tod's, Trussardi Jeans, UGG, Valentino, Zadig & Voltaire are just a few of the brands here.

-One Nation Paris is the largest luxury and fashion outlet in France and the first one with a global tax-refund policy. Situated in the Yvelines, near to Versailles, it comprises 112 shops: ready-to-wear, home decor, footwear, lingerie and sportswear. It has a tax-refund counter in the Welcome and Services area.

Several Paris department stores have tax-refund counters:

-At Galeries Lafayette, the tax refund office is located on level -1 of the main store.

-Printemps has several tax-refund offices: on floors -1, 0 and 1 of Printemps Haussmann Mode; on the 2nd floor of Printemps Haussmann Beauté-Maison and on level -1 Printemps Haussmann Homme.

-A Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the tax refund space is situated on the 3rd floor.

Shops in Paris offering tax refund:

-Top luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès

-The BHV Marais

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

-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 Baunat jewellery showroom, in rue Dosne in the 16th arrondissement

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

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