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Tax Free Shopping in France

Claim your VAT refund when you shop at thousands of retailers

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How to get your VAT refund

  • Shop in France

    Look out for Tax Free signs in shop windows

  • Request a Tax Refund form

    Ask for one at each store you shop

  • Complete and get your form(s) stamped at the Customs

    And keep all your receipts safe

  • Visit a Travelex store

    Bring your goods, receipts and documents along

  • Claim your refund

    Any electronic or high value goods will need to be checked by airport customs

Travelex tax refund stores in France

Travelex tax refund stores in France

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1

Boutiquaire level hall 6
Departure level hall 1
After customs Transit area, level 4

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2A

Departure level porte 6
After customs – Departure level zone boutiquaire, close gate A
After customs – Departure level zone boutiquaire, close gate C

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2C

Departure level gate 12

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2D

Arrival level gate 6

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2E :

Departure level gate 1
After customs – Departure level hall K, gate K45
After customs – Departure level hall K, gate K41

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2F :

Arrival level porte 12
After customs – Departure level hall F, gate F25
After customs – Departure level hall F, gate F56A

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 3 :

After customs International Area

Paris-Orly Airport Terminal South

Departure level hall A
After customs – Departure level hall B

Opéra

8 place de l’Opéra 75009 PARIS

Tuileries/Louvre

194 rue de Rivoli 75001 PARIS

Champs-Elysées

125 av. des Champs Elysées 75008 PARIS

52 av. des Champs Elysées 75008 PARIS

Lyon St Exupéry Airport

Departure level Public Area
Departure level Boarding Area, near gate F08

Marseille Provence Airport Hall 1

Our Services

Standard and tailored VAT refund services are available at selected airports

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Fast Track

€15/ form

  • Priority VAT refund service
  • Located at selected airport terminals at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
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Standard VAT Refunds

From €3 /form

  • Enjoy easy VAT refunds at the Travelex counter
  • Get your refund in your home currency

Our Partners

We work with trusted Tax Free Shopping partners including these four and many others.

Have a question?

  • What is the Retail Export Scheme?

    The Retail Export Scheme allows non-EU residents, who are leaving the European Union, to claim a VAT refund on most goods that they have purchased in the France.

    VAT refunds can only be claimed on your final day and from the departing EU Country and only from the airport terminal from which you are departing. The claiming process must be completed within three (3) months (with VAT forms stamped and completed) of the original purchase date of the item for which you are claiming the refund.

    Please note that refunds can only be claimed by the person who purchased the goods. It is not possible to claim a refund on behalf of someone else.

  • What documents do I need to claim a VAT refund?

    • Proof of purchase of goods from the retailer – you might be asked to show the FORM & purchased goods at the customs when making a VAT refund claim.
    • A VAT refund form from the retailer – this must be completed and signed by the retailer at the time of purchase in order to be valid.
    • A valid passport – you will be required to show an expiring visa or one way flight ticket to prove that you are leaving the EU.
    • Customs might ask to see the purchased goods. They will stamp your VAT refund form, after which you can return to a Travelex VAT store, and process your refund.
  • Are there any fees charged for the VAT refund process?

    There can be fees levied by the VAT agents, these differ by scheme:

    • Global Blue - Premier Tax Free form – Premier tax free: €3 per form
    • Detaxe taxfree - EU taxfree Shopping / GB taxfree Shopping – Euro free shopping – Simply tax free – Innova tax free: €3.5 per form
    • Fair Tax Free: €2.5 per form
  • Can I claim a refund in the France?

    You can claim a VAT refund in the France if you are not a resident of the following countries:

    • Germany
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Spain
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Monaco
    • Malta
    • Slovakia
    • Sweden
  • How can I receive my VAT refund?

    Travelex provides VAT refunds in either Euros (€) or a foreign currency at any of our VAT stores.

    Credit Card Customers who have a Global Refund Form can choose to have their refund put onto their card at any of our VAT stores.

  • Do all retailers and shops have VAT refund forms?

    All shops must participate to the VAT refund scheme. The majority of participating shops will have VAT stickers in their shop windows. However, please note you can only get the VAT refund from VAT agents Travelex is working with:

    • Global Blue
    • Premier Tax Free form
    • Premier Tax Free
    • Detaxe taxfree
    • EU taxfree Shopping
    • GB taxfree Shopping
    • Euro free shopping
    • Simply tax free
    • Innova tax free
    • Fair Tax Free

    Please note that Travelex cannot arrange VAT refund forms at the airport. VAT refund forms must be obtained from the Retailer when you purchase a good.